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Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless

Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless
Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless, Entrance. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
Entrance. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

Morris + Company has unveiled images of their competition-winning vision addressing London’s homelessness crisis. The M+C scheme, produced for the New Horizon Youth Center and Mayor of London-led competition, repurposes the abandoned York Road tube station into a hostel and co-working space.

Titled “Stepping Stones”, the project seeks to provide “an inclusive, viable, and holistic site strategy that can support a managed and balanced community by providing homeless young residents with a sage, supporting stepping-stone into appropriate long-term housing solutions.”

York Road. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
York Road. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

Each resident in the proposal is treated with equal dignity through considered, shared design principles. Publicly-accessible co-working spaces and a charity shop empower residents, who see their shared home act as an active destination for the local community.

Axonometric. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
Axonometric. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

The hidden homeless will no longer be hidden but be staying within the center of a vibrant community rich with opportunity.
-Morris + Company

Stepping Stones. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
Stepping Stones. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

Morris + Company collaborated with key advisors including homeless charity, homeless shelter providers, engineers, developers, vulnerable young people, and social workers throughout the competition process. 

Section AA. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company
Section AA. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

Second place was awarded to the Manual to Solve Homelessness by RCKa, while a collaboration of Catja De Haas, Office Ten, Erika Suzuki, Anders Luhr, and Rosie Bichard was awarded third place.

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless" 08 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/909115/morris-plus-company-imagines-london-tube-station-repurposed-for-the-homeless/> ISSN 0719-8884
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Entrance. Image Courtesy of Morris + Company

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