ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SHOPPING CENTRE'S FIRST BREATH
by Ludovica Lillo
The proposal consists in a multifunctional space with academic and civic functions that combines a library/study space, a kiosks area, a restaurant area and an exhibition space dedicated to the UAL University enclosed by an amphitheatre. The position of the site is also very strategical as is located between the Northern line tube station and the Elephant and Castle Railway station. This feature is what characterize the new design, which is people traffic, regenerating the old links to the services and creating brand new ones, accessible also with the bike. In the new design, the concept of “Piazza” is fully explored, brings back a sense of community that got lost with time and welfare. The final design is inspired by the old first design that the shopping centre had, which
which has been getting worse to this day.