Friday, 26 June 2009
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).