The Skip Garden, urban garden, urban redevelopment, King's Cross, London Architecture Festival, London, reclaimed materials, sustainable urban spaces, gardening, public spaces, sustainable construction, Bartlett, student work

The Skip Garden is located in the heart of the King’s Cross redevelopment– an area of 67 acres of homes, offices, schools, restaurants and shops over 8 million square feet of development in central London. The garden was conceived to be movable, so it can be easily transported throughout the site. The students of The Bartlett School of Architecture collaborated with Global Generation- a youth education charity that operates a moveable vegetable garden– and used sustainable construction techniques and reclaimed materials to create an environmentally-friendly growing space.

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The space includes different areas that can be used by the public, such as the Skip Garden Kitchen, a dining area and several growing spaces that function as part of London’s first large-scale reed bed water filtration scape. The students used reclaimed materials to build the structures, with a budget of around $775 for each.

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