From a socio-cultural point of view, public spaces in historic cities helped establish a sense of community. These spaces played the role of arenas for social communication and interaction. While, the service oriented street grids can be responsible for social fragmentation and work against the creation of a neighborhood atmosphere. This issue persists while urbanisation is expected to triple within the next 60 years and London is expected to accommodate an increase in population of approximately 2 million inhabitants. This obviously correlates with an increased demand for food and water. It is estimated that food production will need to be doubled just to compensate.
This project is an interrogation of urban public space as an infrastructural system in itself with the human visual perception as the curation tool to incubate the socio-cultural realm with hydroponics and aquaculture. The proposal revolves around an agricultural housing incubator that tests visual perception as a curation device and also as the foundation that links civic society with an eco-systems of hydroponics and aquaculture, which act as the triggers of social activity. Visual perception is not merely about views, but about the social opportunities charged within it, the hydroponics and aquaculture in this case, which support it and also provide functional, systematic services for the residents of the bridge.