London – A new area of offices, restaurants, cultural spaces and cafés is set to transform the London Wall West, currently home to the Museum of London and Bastion House, if proposals are approved. The redevelopment would bring more green space to one of the most urban areas of the city.
In line with the city’s goal of achieving net zero by 2040, the new neighbourhood, which has been designed by architecture studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, would be a net-zero development. To achieve this, the architects have proposed working with steel, renewable energy and electrically driven systems. There will also be public spaces for small-scale gatherings and events, creating an urban enclave to relax within nature, as well as a biodiverse habitat for birds and insects.
While the redevelopment is facing some opposition, the architecture studio is speaking to the local community to try to incorporate their views and perspectives into the new neighbourhood. Bringing much-needed green space to the centre of the city while delivering sustainability targets, this development is similar to the Sth Bnk Centre in Melbourne.
How can redevelopments start from the ground up? Take note from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s approach and crowdsource opinions from local communities