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.