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Fields & Floors / The productive resort @ UoB (2012/3)
Our Fields and Floors programme asked MArch students to consider how landscapes and buildings could be interwoven as part of a regeneration process in the seaside resort Bognor Regis, on the South Coast of England, and in a former factory and warehousing area in East London, Fish Island, bounded by a canal and river. Both places have strong spatial characters, but due to a decline in former commercial activity include vacant sites, areas of poverty and potential for renewal. Working collectively, students studied potential interdependencies between existing occupants, resource flows and food systems on the sites, as a basis for developing individual architectural and urban proposals that integrated urban agriculture as a shared public realm.
"Inventory of Urban Capacity" according to the CPUL City Actions: Food mapping of Fish Island in East London (image: Fish Island MA student group 2012)
"Inventory of Urban Capacity" according to the CPUL City Actions: Food mapping of Bognor Regis (image: Bognor Regis MA student group 2012)
Proposal for a “public industry” in Bognor Regis. A Continuous Productive Urban Landscape occupies underutilised open spaces and buildings, each tailored to support particular types of agriculture and spaces for communal use. (image: Stefania Kefala 2013)