Morris + Company Imagines London Tube Station Repurposed for the Homeless

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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.”

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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.

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

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

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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.

News via: Morris + Company