‘An architect does not “create” a city, only an accumulation of objects. It is the inhabitant who “invents” the city: an uninhabited city, even if new, is only a “ruin”’.
This project explores a radical model of urban concentration by placing a hybrid mix of programs around a centralised public space. Understanding the ‘locus’ as an open infrastructure for appropriation and adaptation over time, the project incorporates openings and porous zones to safeguard the light penetration and relationships with the infrastructure and landmarks of London. The central open space becomes the highly intensified series of overlapping platforms, connecting different visitor flows and forming a ‘third place’ or enrichment of people’s daily routines of moving between live and work.