Waterloo Station Study
Waterloo station is one of the older and busier train stations in London. The constant traffic of its users makes it a transitory space; one without a fixed identity. An exploration into its significance in the past revealed a wealth of historic data that could be used to create a sense of place in this ‘non place’.
Oral and image archives, films and other published data were collated and visualized through timelines and word maps to better understand the station from a socio-historic aspect. Observatory studies carried out at the station helped map how information was received and interacted with. Questionnaires, memory collection boxes and blogs were proposed to collect data on public opinions and memories.
‘Poetic circles’ and ‘Memory corners’ were two solutions proposed to help prompt a sense of place at the station as well as become interaction points.