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Tom Price

MA work

Indispensable Infrastructure aims to highlight the issues major industries face when in decline. Focusing on the offshore oil and gas platforms of the North Sea, the project proposes to reuse the structures to create a new housing community on the flood plain of Thurrock Thameside.

298 oil platforms are currently operational in UK waters; 260 will be decommissioned within the next 30 years. Economics often over shadows environmental implications when decommissioning major industries.

Can the material qualities the steel structures have embodied from the sea be retained rather than disposed of, and the infrastructure reused for housing, to address the current issues of flood plain developments?

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  • tom price
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2014

  • Indispensable Infrastructure aims to highlight the issues major industries face when in decline. Focusing on the offshore oil and gas platforms of the North Sea, the project proposes to reuse the structures to create a new housing community on the flood plain of Thurrock Thameside.

    298 oil platforms are currently operational in UK waters; 260 will be decommissioned within the next 30 years. Economics often over shadows environmental implications when decommissioning major industries.

    Can the material qualities the steel structures have embodied from the sea be retained rather than disposed of, and the infrastructure reused for housing, to address the current issues of flood plain developments?

  • Degrees

  • BA Architecture