The Thames Museum is currently without a permanent location, but if Evgeny Didorenko has anything to say about it, that will soon change. His proposal for the museum is a clever solution that will both educate the public about the London river, and breath life back into an underutilized stretch of the riverbank.
Thames River Museum is a conceptual project that will continue to add value to London’s North Bank. Didorenko purposely selected the Queen’s Quay as the ideal location for the museum. While this area was historically a hub to deliver goods, it’s now fallen into abandon, making it prime real estate for development.
With an 8-meter difference between tides at the quay, pedestrian access is also limited. Didorenko’s design captures the excitement of high and low tide with a spectacular internal viewing area. The enormous “inverse fish bowl” window provides visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the power of the River Thames.
The urban designer describes it as an experience “allowing viewers to explore the river from the inside, reflecting the living pulse of the city of London.”
Thames River Museum is a conceptual project revitalizing a neglected part of the North Bank.
Other features include a continuous, pedestrian friendly, embankment that will help residents avoid traveling blocks inland to circumvent the currently inaccessible part of the riverfront. In addition, a public lido on top of the museum should aid in turning the area back into a public attraction.
Lastly, in keeping with the museum’s dedication to the history and archeology of the London river, a display of archeological layers “will convey the story about role of the river in its past, revealing mysteries that are currently hidden below ground.”
The proposal brings life back to this historically important part of the London river.
h/t: [Arch Daily]
All images via Evgeny Didorenko.
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