As I’m encouraged to consider the setting of this project brief within the temporary space of Elephant and Castle Shopping Center, I went on a field research around the Elephant & Castle area to get some inspiration.

Field Research - Elephant and Castle 1

SOME INTERESTING FINDINGS:
-Tunnels sealed locked. This is the tunnel that the LCC students use to get to LCC when getting out of the Elephant & Castle Station.
-Graffiti found the wall outside the shopping center.
-Massive common space on the first floor with children running around and families linger around the space for their leisure time.
-People are well aware their way around and feel very comfortable

  • I haven’t been here for a while. When I got out of the subway station, I don’t know my way to LCC anymore. I used to go through the tunnel and LCC is right at the end.

    —Student

  • Though this area is not a most beautiful area. However, people live here has a nostalgia feeling towards it.