Shortlisted in a competition, run by the Architecture Foundation and developer First Base, to design a piece of public realm in the London Borough of Southwark (working with Jason Malyan & Francesco Bernabei at Sprunt). Our idea was to define the public realm as an urban park with buildings sitting within it, rather than streets contained by buildings. We would use trees and planting to draw the park into the street, and use new paths and routes to open the park to the streets. We thought this idea could potentially transform the way people think about the public realm, perhaps helping social cohesion through a sense of territory, and more active use of the street. We tried to integrate planting within the fabric of the neighbourhood, and introduce ecology, seasonality and colour into the urban landscape. Maintenance could be shared by the community and the authorities for a more sustainable approach. We created spaces which might allow for the community to look into small-scale edible landscapes and urban forestry.