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  • Project/event title: Shelter for The Sharks

  • Site, date: London, 2016

  • Client: Hayes Town Partnership, The Sharks

  • Audience: Hayes residents, UK Canoe Clubs etc.

  • Impact: Awareness and funding opportunity

  • Student/organisation, discipline: BA Architecture

  • Description: The Shelter for The Sharks booklet documents the work carried out by Architecture Studio 3. All of its projects aim to contribute to communities wider than canoeists and the canal, and to provide sites that can contribute to strategic urban development. The work shows how a shipping container can provide a flexible, low cost, robust and easily transportable module. Students developed individual projects based on the volume of a standard container, a tried and tested storage method for kayaks for which The Sharks had obtained funding. All of the proposals offer more than just storage; some invite dog owners to meet, others link into the national long-distance rambling network or offer new views of the lush canal-side flora and fauna. Alongside working with The Sharks, the projects were also discussed with Hayes Partnership Chair David Brough, who introduced the students to local history and current developments in the town. Subsequently, students presented their proposals to David Brough and Neal Underwood as well as local MP (and shadow chancellor) John McDonnell and Thames 21 representative
    Billy Coburn.

  • Image Credit: Jen Ng

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