This project began as an exploration of the life of London’s youth. The current political climate and municipal infrastructure seem to have neglected the young generation. Youth club closures, limited community support, and spaces designed top-down have led young people to feel abandoned, with no ownership of space. In extreme cases, this can lead to crime, drug abuse, and poor mental health. This attitude towards younger people has also been directed at the elderly, who are faced with accessibility barriers across urban facilities, and closed-off spaces such as care homes.
This project tries to bring together the overlooked generations and expose them to the London community by creating multiple points of interaction between the city, the elderly, and the youth. It aims to create housing for those in need whilst providing them with facilities that help them engage with others in activities and create new possibilities for growth.
Broadway Market Mews, Hackney