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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Alice Foreman

Show RCA work

  • An apartment above the road

    An apartment above the road

  • Aerial view of the building and new bridge connecting Gallion's Reach to the City

    Aerial view of the building and new bridge connecting Gallion's Reach to the City

  • Approaching the building

    Approaching the building

  • Plans

    Plans

  • Short section

    Short section

  • The road as a public space for events

    The road as a public space for events

  • The DLR travelling through the building

    The DLR travelling through the building

  • The road, cars and people

    The road, cars and people

  • Model study

    Model study

  • Research model of The Smithson's unsuccessful Golden Lane Estate competition entry

    Research model of The Smithson's unsuccessful Golden Lane Estate competition entry

Major project:

Inhabitable Infrastructure

A project for integrating infrastructure into the urban environment.

It proposes a multi-purpose building as a connecting linear element which draws together the disparate and changing conditions of Gallions Reach and Thamesmead.

As London heads towards becoming a zero-waste city by 2025 and a decarbonised road network by 2050, the project questions how this could affect our way of life in a place where a new road and DLR route on a 2km bridge is proposed to connect Thamesmead to the city. A masterplan proposes that the valuable open landscape adjacent to this connection, which was previously for military use, will be replaced with 11,000 new homes.

Instead, considering the importance of our environmental climate, this project will utilise the large-scale infrastructure not only as a transportation connection, but also to provide a range of public functions and housing based around the road. This takes influence from Alison and Peter Smithson’s ‘cluster city’ proposal from their unsuccessful competition entry for the Golden Lane Estate, which weaves the building through the city, providing new connections but also framing and protecting the city with a dense linear alternative.

Ultimately, the project seeks to create a high density which would allow for the preservation of the neighbouring open landscape whilst also acting as an extra investment into a large-scale infrastructure project and suggesting the future of our life in this new age of clean transport mobility.

Info

  • School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture

    Specialism

    ADS1

  • Contact

  • Previous degrees

  • BSc (Hons) Architecture, University of Bath, 2016
  • Experiences

  • Architectural assistant, Stitch Architects, London, 2015, 2016-17; Architectural assistant, JTP, London, 2017
Royal College of Art