With the aim of regenerating and developing the local economy and making it resilient into the future. In this new experiential streetscape the consumer becomes a maker. There is a common digital platform reacting in real-time to the demand and users’ flows enabling a woke local community to participate in a circular economy that renews the historic creative and innovative edge of Redchurch Street.
The Make and Exchange open-air mall utilises the escalators to accommodate and combine flows creating a fluid transition between ground and roofscapes. It blurs the distinction between separate levels and individual spaces and effortlessly transform forgotten spaces into vibrant areas for the community.
“Choose what you want to do – or watch someone else doing it. Learn how to handle tools, paint, babies, machinery, or just listen to your favourite tune. Dance, talk or be lifted up to where you can see how other people make things work. Sit out over space with a drink and tune in to what’s happening elsewhere in the city. Try starting a riot or beginning a painting – or just lie back and stare at the sky.” Cedric Price - The Fun Palace
The strategy is centred on making Redchurch a vibrant destination by encouraging and channeling human flows through the area. Narnia transforms Redchurch from a pass-through point into a pedestrian friendly production hub of social, cultural and economic activities.
Client : Competition
Timescale : November 2018 - January 2019
Size : 38sqm
Contract Value : £65K
Location : London, UK