This lecture is an absolute MUST for all unit A students to provide you with a bigger understanding of processes related to Highstreet in the capital. The conditions we have been observing & working with in Whitechapel are exemplary to this. I trust this lecture will contain extremely useful information for you to contextualise and embed our unit A agenda (of "composite infrastructures") into the wider debate of urban regeneration and cultural change in London.
What we expect from your design work of this year is to argue a personal and critical point of view in relation to the current Highsteet debate.
You could use the lecture to "test" your ideas and participate to the discussion. What we want to see from you is an understanding and critical reviewing / questioning of current policies that are being implemented / driven by the institutional bodies (Design for London, GLA, Tower Hamlets, etc.) and your personal / alternative solutions and proposals / views on that as part of your design strategy.
On area this could be shown in your portfolio, is the "zoom-out drawing", we expect to see which takes on the wider scale of the city and speculates about future changes along the highsteet.
posted by CJ at 11:11
I found some useful elevations + sections of neighboring buildings on Tower Hamlets planning website (Ibis hostel and the residential building behind the year 3 site) that can be useful for your section/elevation drawings. I uploaded them on drop box in the 03_site info folder.