Delawyk Crescent redevelopmentCapital Challenge bid, Gospel OakGrape LondonAirplot competition, Heathrow61 dwellings, SwedenSt. Pancras WellsUpper Heyford Airbase
The proposal maps pockets of urban grape growing activity in London and highlights potential expansion by identifying 3 sites in Drayton Park as a model for creating a community around urban viticulture: the railway plot (linear vineyard), the school (playful vineyard), and the small business (vertical vineyard).
Proposals include a vertical tube propagator that can be fixed next to a wall to train vines to high level where they can flourish and produce grapes. At roof level, vines create a canopy which provide shelter from the sun and help cool buildings; a series of freestanding tube propagators connect to form a playful structure supporting a canopy of vines in a playground. Other structures act as both fence and vine trellis along unused spaces next to the railway line.
Collaborators: Daniela Sikora, landscape consultant, and Marko Bojcun, viticulturist