The Klassnik Corporation worked in collaboration with the London School of Architecture to propose strategies for improving integration of the Custom House area to the north of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) station to better serve local communities and businesses. Enhancing accessibility more broadly across the Royal Docks regeneration area. The scheme developed through public consultation workshops with the local community and wider stakeholders in the area.
The proposal creates a new public square as entrance through the sculpting of a replacement of the existing shopping parade by a sloped ground-scraper whose top surface is animated by landscaping for pedestrian and cycle use to connect with the elevated platform infrastructure and potentially roof of the ExCel Centre.
The volumes at lower levels providing a 21st century ‘railway arch’ typology for creative production, maker spaces and new forms of retail intended to co-ordinate with the global programming and pull of the ExCel at a more local level.
Our team was awarded the ‘Game Changer’ prize by the London Festival of Architecture judging team.
Custom House, London