Featured in Issue III of The Unlimited Edition, a newspaper edited by Holly Lewis and Oliver Goodhall of We Made That as part of the High Street 2012 initiative; contributors were asked to imagine new uses for the London High Street to form part of a Pick'n'Mix selection.
In our proposal, a national 'chain' of parks inhabits the shells of bankrupt chain stores. The shop is stripped out and the terrace stabilised with an open steel frame. The plot is planted with trees, and the defunct signage made into park benches and picnic tables.
The High Street 2012 initiative is an ambitious programme to enhance and celebrate the ribbon of London life that connects the City at Aldgate to the Olympic Park at Stratford.