Diploma thesis by Stavros Sgouros entitled “U6: Adaptive reuse on war machines of WW2”examines the utilization of Red Sands Fort, a complex of abandoned WW2 sea forts, designed by British engineer Guy Maunsell, in the Thames Estuary, in the southern part of United Kingdom.
-text by the author
The factors that led to the selection of Red Sands Fort for adaptive reuse are:
_representation of the darkest time in world history
The final proposal consists of the design of a small communal hotel facility, a space of self-reflection and gathering, away from the constant passing of time, but absorbed in the change of the nature around it.
A new utopian environment is proposed, fighting the dystopia of the past, but still preserving the history through an experiential approach.
restoration of the steel platforms connecting the towers
Facts & Credits
Student Sgouros Stavros
Supervisor Evangelos Kanellopoulos
School AKTO / Middlesex University