Madeleine Kessler
Diploma 11
Physical Segregation: Strips of housing imprisoned by surrounding industry, preventing any relationship with The Thames or the docks.

Social Segregation: The airport caters for the businessman, whilst The Royal British Legion acts almost as a pub, and a Chinese Restaurant inside The Regatta Centre is popular with the East London Chinese community. All these buildings are intimidating socially for those who don't use them, yet for the user they are intended they are welcoming.Rereading the collage as a floodmap for Silvertown

Moments from taken from the collage explore how the use of amenities may change when flooded, for example a fish market may become a place to fish from when flooded, and a place to sell the fish when not flooded; or a derelict train tunnel can act as a reservoir to trap water that is then used in acquaculture.The Tate + Lyle sugar factory consists of a collection of ad hoc buildings, built up over a period of 150 years. As technology has changed new buildings have been built and machinery purchase, leaving the outdated in situ to decay. An old water plant, for example, lies derelict and unused, with the capability to process enough water for all of the terraced housing in Silvertown. By using disused machinery to extend this water plant into other unused buildings, enough water can potentially be cleaned from the Thames to service the whole of Silvertown.Revealing structure by removal of ground and facade. Perforating the physical boundaries of the facade and ground creates a new relationship between the mechanic process and user. Parts of the purification process become visible, and water reflects the impressive structures and machines, encouraging curiosity.Collaged models looking at how water may perforate the boundaries of Silvertown at high tide, flooding void spaces to create new social opportunities in the industrial landscape. In times of low tide, these same spaces can open up to have different uses and activity.Series of site plans showing textures of vegetation, ground surfaces, and different water qualities (cleanliness, colour, reflections and textures). The purification process essentially runs in a loop from the Thames, with water running off at appropriate points of cleanliness for agricultural, industrial and residential use

The future of the Tate + Lyle factory is unknown. The yellow buildings are sugar buildings currently in use, and may run at the same time as the waterville. Should the factory close then the waterville may expand.

Clockwise: excavated plan; Ground floor plan; roof plan; upper floor plan

Axonometric showing excavated, added and removed (buildings, machinery, and routes)The activities determine the spatial quality:

1. aeration and market (selling goods produced on site from fertile outputs of water purification)
2. primary clarification and fishing pond (dace, tench, roach and ide for their purification qualities)
3. secondary settlement and allotments (making use of the fertile sludge output)
4. water channel and canoeing
The activities and appearance of the site will vary depending on the season. This example shows summer, where wild leek, white mustard and water crowfoot are in bloom. The swimming baths are located at the beginning/end of the loop. From the baths the final stage of the water process (chlorination) can be seen, in contrast to the incoming water from the Thames. The removal of the facade allows the concrete structure to frame glimpses into the ongoing sugar production.

Beneath the baths a space that is tidally flooded is where the initial screen filtration takes place. The tidal flooding also serves to allow water plants to grow.