There have been loads of ideas, suggestions and frankly some hare-brained schemes for what do with London's Waterloo International since the last Eurostar pulled out in 2007. But one released last Friday by The Land Trust and Free Architecture caught our eye. It wants to turn it into a garden.
Grab your wellies, it says the station is a ready-made greenhouse where people could enjoy the outdoors indoors. The space requires no alternations to the existing building fabric and could accommodate allotments, kitchens and dining cars as well as farmers' markets and er, a cinema.
Some might scoff at the thought of sowing spuds on such a prime bit of real estate but they claim their vision is not entirely rooted in fantasy pointing to Madrid's Atocha railway station and the High Line gardens in New York.
Sadly, the powers that be haven't quite got the same vision and it hasn't made the shortlist of the Landscape Institute's Green Infrastructure competition....this time, says Jonathan Harvey, co-founder of Free Architecture.