©2019 by UNIT 17, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Rebecca Sturgess

r.sturgess@btconnect.com

Through the sequential rejuvenation of Tolmers Square, a site with a history of conflict between community associations and developers, the provision of a new public square becomes the catalyst for the construction of a new incremental tower. With an extended construction life of 12 years, the architect resides on site to work alongside the community through a continual process of design as the tower becomes an amalgamation of iterated fragments. An ad hoc process where the construction life becomes the design process. 

Imperfection and iteration drive innovation, allowing for future flexibility and adaptability throughout the tower’s evolution as slow growth becomes the tool for the unity of the community.