Reconnecting Rainham to the river

Master planning isn’t always the top-down imposition of a grand scheme. Once connected to the river Thames and to acres of marshland the East London village of Rainham has been cut off by a series of clumsy infrastructure projects. But over the last decade a mix of architects and urban designers have been trying to reconnect Rainham to the river through a series of small, sensitive projects that might help to redefine master planning.

This film is part of Doughnut, an investigation into the culture and conditions of Outer London. Join the Architecture Foundation for a day-long celebration of the city’s periphery at the Festival of Outer London on the 5th of September.…

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