ALSINS

PLEASURE STRIP

A youth activity centre connecting the infamous Aylesbury Estate with the vast Burgess Park, the strip is located in Southwark, London. The Aylesbury Estate is a fine example of inner city adversity where crime is prevalent; the 46ha park is underused and lacks any program.

The project has to be squeezed into a 10m strip. First step - a mapping analysis: safety, divided into two categories - physical and visual - is mapped along common pedestrian routes. This reveals the spots with the worst conditions to later improve them; rather than seeking existing pleasures to emphasize them, this project will deal with anti-pleasure and its elimination through providing a large and spread out community centre and activities for the youth.