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Anglia Ruskin University

Anthony Bowe, Meghna Dora, Megan Pledger, Joe Wood, Mark Woodgate

Existing utility buildings are designed to ‘blend’ in with the context in which they are places – typically a green field, with the ‘shed’ rendered ‘green’. These, in fact, do nothing to camouflage themselves.

Energy production buildings should generate electrical energy as well as energies within the communities they serve – energy to energise. Kinetic, societal and psychological energies all are properties that contribute to getting work done; they are part of a cycle that energises communities along with electrical energy.

Our proposal envisions a system of recycling plants across London that utilise the spaces parks use to create areas where people can transition to and from their daily business. The system encourages recycling, and generates kinetic and electrical energy from walking and activities. In return, this energy is harnessed to power a community project that radiates positive psychological and societal energies for the people involved in it. Enjoying such transitional spaces contributes to wellness and the quality of work done.