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Image courtesy of PCKO Architects
All 20 short-listed designs as well as the winning scheme designed by PCKO Architects are now on display at the NLA http://www.newlondonarchitecture.org/ till the 9th of June. PCKO architects describe the design as transforming the 'introspective site into a vibrant new place linked back into the urban network taking inspiration from the historical hospital buildings'. In particular there is a focus on giving ownership of space and the urban environment back to the community and residents. The 'Live how you want' approach, aims to be a move away from rigid 'tick-box' designs, aiming to allow residents to dictate how they live. An example of this will be implemented using the conceptual design contest's winners James Perry & Claire Harper's idea of creating open/vacant spaces within properties. This will in turn allow residents to use these space as they feel appropriate, such as for winter gardens, outdoor terraces or spilling their homes out into this space.