Saturday, 19 February 2011

Site Analysis:
Existing Fortress urbanism in London
The existing model of safety in London revolves around the 'Ring of Steel'. Areas of red represent the most buffered zones, i.e. police patrol on foot, constant surveillance and monitoring. Yellow areas are simply secondary surveillance, CCTV for example. The tertiary layer is people power, neighborhood watch, people density. There is an oppurtunity within the site, which offers a place to act as an ancillary measure to the existing model, to provide a greater level of safety for the Whitechapel area and to contribute to the entire City with a building that monitors and updates this constantly 'at risk' part of the World.

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