Sugar Inc
The forecast for London's expansion indicates a sustained population growth of 800.000 people within the next decade. The design proposal aims to contain such population growth within a limited boundary in Central London, exploring new typologies of extreme density as an alternative model to London's sprawl. The Urban Sprawl Condenser is deployed on the Hackney Marshes, a vast open space of approximately 1.7 sq km adjacent to the future Olympics site. The existing ecology along with the intense flux of growth due to the 2012 Olympics and the consequent development of recreational and transport infrastructure, will act as a catalyst from which this project emerges, allowing for the absorption of a large amount of population over time.