All Along the Dock Edge

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This was a was a project for the 2019 London Festival of Architecture. I created an illustrated guide to the northern edge of the Royal Docks, accompanied by a daily instagram/twitter post with additional facts about the area.

From the Festival… Head east to the Royal Docks and collect your illustrated guide to this intriguing east London walk. The route takes you along the northern edge of the Royal docks - from Royal Albert Wharf, the point where the docks meet the Thames, towards Royal Victoria with its backdrop of Canary Wharf. Over the past 40 years there have been over 70 masterplans for this much debated stretch of land and current development is dramatically changing the face of the docks.

This large body of water, once the largest enclosed docks in the world, offers the opportunity to really embrace a sense of open space. The walk takes you through the history of the industrial docks to the future of its planned developments. Along the way you’ll see shipping cranes, the site of a 1980s concert with lasers and fireworks which attracted 200,000 people, and you’ll hear the noise from the airport juxtaposed with cormorants and Canada geese.


Below is a gallery of all 30 days of posts, just one image is included here but do check out the hashtag on twitter or instagram to get the full series.

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Anna Gibb