dRMM : Waterhood

A walk and trip on the Emirates cable car led by Prof. Alex de Rijke around their proposal at Royal Docks, east London

dRMM : Waterhood
Monday 5th June 2017
Waterhood considers the significance of reappropriating industrial space along the River Thames for a floating, ecological community of affordable homes.

Led by dRMM founding director, Prof. Alex de Rijke, this  Walk invites you inspect and question the pioneering masterplan of the East-London Royal Victoria Docks. The scheme is described as a 'kit of parts' and allows for user-led configurations of homes, creative workspaces, shops and more, set around open water squares and public spaces.

The walk starts at Greenwich Peninsula with a 10 minute Emirates Air Line cable car ‘flight’- a birdseye view of the river and site - down to the Royal Victoria Docks, where the walk and discussion will commence. 
While the Thames borders prime development areas that are changing rapidly, waterways are often overlooked as a solution to infrastructure, housing and social needs within the city. 

The Q&A session will be chaired by wordsmith and urbanist, Lee Mallet director of Urbik.
Tickets are limited to 20 people and include a one-way Emirates pass. Refreshments will be available for purchase upon arrival.

River Walks series seeks to foster a new approach to the Thames; to recognise its social, ecological and commercial value to London.


View of phase three of Waterhood

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