In 2011 Ash Sakula won the Meanwhile London competition run by the London Borough of Newham. The Caravanserai project takes a large, barren site on Silvertown Way, opposite Canning Town train station, where old housing has been demolished. Redevelopment was not planned to take place for at least five years, and in the meantime Ash Sakula have been given the site to attempt an urban experiment. The proposal concerns the creation of a new public space filled with many different complementary activities. These activities include small creative micro-enterprises involved with trading, making, cooking and eating, housed in innovative timber lightweight enclosures; a café, a performance space, and a community garden.

This was a live project and was documented online here

program | Pop-up market and public space for Canning Town Olympic area

info | 2011 – 2012, London, UK

type | Winning competition entry and realisation for Ash Sakula Architects, London

role | Project leader at initial project phase

responsibilities | 2d & 3d illustrations, project planning & communication, prepare & apply for building permit, managing volunteers, set up & manage project website.

client | self-initiated project by Ash Sakula Architects

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