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Diploma 11

Revealing and reactivating forgotten industrial artefacts and empty volumes of Haggerston Bathhouse, through the insertion of a new district heating system.

Fed on the digestion of Hackney foodwastes, the machine is stretched out, transforming disused canalside spaces into a new urban corridor. The articulated service spine augments existing facilities to establish a series of domestic social spaces that retain, re-utilise and re-circulate excess heat.

The amount of organic waste produced by a city, normally invisible, is revealed through its recycling into spatial experience: heat, condensation, the hissing of steam, the rushing of water, the trickling of sweat. Like the stomach of the city, the machine devours its meals, steaming the city's excess. It recycles its own excess into a localised microclimate - hotter, wetter, cooler, as dictated by the metabolism of the city. Reaching its limit at the end of each weekly cycle, the machine's release becomes the expression of the city itself.

Forgotten interiors/leftover machinesRelationships between existing infrastructure, industry and heat.The urban digestion machine - consuming Hackney's food waste, producing heat. Stretching out the machine to create a new urban corridor that retains, re-utilises and recirculates excess heat. 

Excavating adjacent to existing basement, revealing subterranean spaces.A series of thermal concrete casts against existing walls and floors forms an articulated slab that accommodates and reveals the machinic infrastructure.  Recycling organic waste into spatial experience.The digestion cycle activates spaces with varying intensity throughout the week and the season.The stomach of the city, the machine reaches its limit at the end of each week: its steam relase becoming the expression of the city itself.