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Lucy Wood

MA work

ADS2: NEW POLITICS, NEW URBANISM

Foyerism

Foyerism challenges the conventions of the two-dimensional, programmatically zoned masterplan, offering instead an enticing four-dimensional, urban topography governed by chance, juxtaposition and surprise, to be explored by the urban ‘flaneur’. The borough-wide context of Camden is blighted by social segregation and extreme school overcrowding. To solve this, the project redevelops the outdoor space of schools within a one-mile radius of Kings Cross with additional teaching facilities, and relocates this outdoor space to a consolidated ‘condensed urban playground’ between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. Performance spaces – for orchestra, theatre and dance, a library and retail arcades – are used to further activate the public realm, (re)creating ‘place’ in this once-overlooked skirting zone.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2010

  • ADS2: NEW POLITICS, NEW URBANISM

    Foyerism

    Foyerism challenges the conventions of the two-dimensional, programmatically zoned masterplan, offering instead an enticing four-dimensional, urban topography governed by chance, juxtaposition and surprise, to be explored by the urban ‘flaneur’. The borough-wide context of Camden is blighted by social segregation and extreme school overcrowding. To solve this, the project redevelops the outdoor space of schools within a one-mile radius of Kings Cross with additional teaching facilities, and relocates this outdoor space to a consolidated ‘condensed urban playground’ between Kings Cross and St Pancras stations. Performance spaces – for orchestra, theatre and dance, a library and retail arcades – are used to further activate the public realm, (re)creating ‘place’ in this once-overlooked skirting zone.

  • Degrees

  • BSc (Hons), Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, 2006
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Horhizon, London, 2009; Architectural assistant, Softroom, London, 2007/8; Architectural assistant, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London, 2006/7