William Laast
This project is about the redevelopment of Queens Yard, an old industrial area characterized by warehouses situated in Hackney Wick, what I’m proposing for this area is a Community Art Hub which will be the integration between retail spaces, gallery – exhibition spaces with art workshops and a youth centre alongside with green spaces. This space will function as a main gathering space for the community, preserving the character, heritage, and artistic identity
of the area; This will be achieved through a minimum impact intervention on most of the façade of the warehouses and through research and experimentation. Overall, the final development in my opinion is a good integration between community and art and preserves in a very simple manner the history of the site and what the site stands for. The integration of green space plays a fundamenta role in the enrichment of the site bringing together all different types of demographics.