Forgotten Spaces

Forgotten Spaces was a RIBA London competition that involved proposing imaginative ways in which to use disused spaces across London. Cabinet of Curiosity were one of 20 entries shortlisted for the RIBA competition which asked designers to seek out disused areas of London and put forward ideas for developing the space; the only requirement was to respond to a need in the community. Picked from over 150 entries, the 20 shortlisted schemes looked at imaginative ways in which to transform a forgotten space in London.

Visions for Utopia explored a city scene as a garden of ideas. Cabinet of Curiosity proposed staging a sequence of performative spectacles and using productive landscaping to rejuvenate an 18th Century Orangery sited within the grounds of a post-war housing estate in South London.

The shortlisted entries were exhibited in a group exhibition at the National Theatre, London, Swiss Cottage Library London as well as being profiled across the architecture press.