EXTENSION OF THE STREET

Vincent Wong
The project acts as a protest to the ongoing gentrification of the Hackney Wick neighbourhood in London. It explores alternative land ownership models by promoting the occupation of unused roof space over the many warehouses populating the area. Creating an elevated street, the scheme houses a new space for the artists of the community to meet and exhibit their work.

The proposal explores ideas of temporary construction, taking the scaffolding structure as a precedent, arranged in a way that allows for future upward growth. The project is therefore an extension of the street, with three recording studios and a small communal kitchen being the only private areas.