eric wong's proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain
 
eric wong's proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain eric wong's proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain
jan 02, 2017

eric wong's proposed blueprint for a re-imagined britain

 

mastering in architecture at the bartlett school of architecture, UCL, eric wong presents his thesis which completely re-imagines the dynamics of britain. in other words, this project explores the possibilities to make this country a ‘truly united kingdom’.


on the isle of man, contrasted by the backdrop of new tectonic infrastructures

 

 

eric wong has been investigating the request of rockerfeller foundation, tasking 100 cities – many of which are capital cities  — to build greater resilience and more inclusive economies. indeed, cities grow stronger when they become united.  therefore, wong looked into ‘the blazing world’ by margaret cavendish the duchess of newcastle for imaginaiton. this 1666 novel follows a heroine who discovers a world where diversity and inventions work harmoniously together — the knowledge of which she would later transfer to save her homeland, the united kingdom.


a new housing typology emerges, providing for the refugee crisis and the disenfranchised generation

 

 

for his bartlett school of architecture thesis project, wong employs this hypothetical premise to ask himself what is a re-imagined role of capital cities which suggests alternative typologies for urban settlements. finally, he proposes ‘cohesion’ as the new capital of the united kingdom, located at the center of the british isles – the isle of man. his narrative aims to re-unite an arguably broken britain of the 21st century, providing the disenfranchised generation within the UK and the increasingly dislocated global communities.


swan settlements around the city becomes the foundation to empower the building of new homes


a renewed national health service provides health care and elderly support


outside, typical manx sheeps from the island congregate and help graze the outdoor greenery

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the queen’s tectonic throne departments help maintain inclusiveness within the city

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the spirit of gardening is encouraged in the endearing and fun image of the queen

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food, energy and water are re-distributed to the rest of the british isles


the united kingdom’s new capital is a forward looking model of confidence, solidarity and unity

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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