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The final project’s site is set in Stepney, London. Rather than going deep into the East London Green Grid as discussed in Green Grid Primer, this will act as a model site, which offers the chance to test the ideas of Public House already observed in previous works. The precise location is Shandy Park (highlighted on map), is located close to both Stepney Green and Mile End london underground stations. It sits amongst dense urban social housing and contains the Stepney Shahjalal Mosque & Cultural Centre, currently contained in temporary Portacabins, and the Arbour Youth Centre.

The first stage of the next project to be set in Erith, part of the East London Green Grid as shown in Green Grid Primer, is to engage with the site with a physical model of a space. This is by no means a definitive form at all, a form often takes months of work to even get close to what the final building will look like, however having a an initial shape to place on site and reflect on is a good idea. It may well lead to nothing, but in the same breath may lead to something. This structure is a very basic cube form, however it has a very detailed screen in three of the six sides taken from one of the wallpaper patterns from the Grapes public house. It brings forward the successful ideas of perforation and screening from the previous project which may work well with this project also.

In Design for London’s own words “The vision for the East London Green Grid is to create a network of interlinked, multi-purpose open spaces with good connections to the areas where people live and work, public transport, the Green Belt and the Thames. This will be a richly varied landscape that will include diverse uses to appeal to all.”

As a very powerful project which hopefully will create balance to the large amount of development for the 2012 olympics this text gives an insight into the extent of the Green Grid, which is being earmarked as a strategy for the rest of London. It is also the basis for one of the modules this year.

The vision for the East London
Green Grid is to create a network
of interlinked, multi-purpose open
spaces with good connections to
the areas where people live and work, public transport, the Green Belt and the Thames. This will be a richly varied landscape that will include diverse
uses to appeal to all.