Friday, 26 June 2009

Barking Riverside

RIBA seminar on design review panels at Barking Riverside. The development will comprise of 11,000 homes, 2 schools and a DLR station. It will be constructed over the next 25 years.

Imagine being one of the first people to live there. Little infrastructure, apart from a bus stop. Pioneer London living.

The discussions deviated from master planning and design panels, to biodiversity. Rare birds and a particular bee apparently gravitate towards this 350 acre site.
(image 2: the meeting rooms at the site are made of recycled container ships).

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