Pop Up City — Ideas for re-using Vacant urban sites.
Over the past two years the property market has experienced the most difficult business conditions in living memory. Falling values, lack of demand for commercial space and tight funding conditions have meant there is a real possibility of development sites laying empty for a number of years. British Land, realising the potential and deleterious impact of idle sites, organised a competition for the site of The Leadenhall Building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Thirteen young architectural practices were invited to come up with ideas for improving what was essentially a large hole in the ground so that it would make a positive, and temporary, contribution to life in this area of London.

Pop Up City — Ideas for re-using Vacant urban sites.

Over the past two years the property market has experienced the most difficult business conditions in living memory. Falling values, lack of demand for commercial space and tight funding conditions have meant there is a real possibility of development sites laying empty for a number of years.

British Land, realising the potential and deleterious impact of idle sites, organised a competition for the site of The Leadenhall Building designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Thirteen young architectural practices were invited to come up with ideas for improving what was essentially a large hole in the ground so that it would make a positive, and temporary, contribution to life in this area of London.

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