An east London fun palace, 50 years before London 2012

Last week, you posed the questions, ‘What is your favourite design that never saw the light of day, and why?’ (Voxpop, DW 23 April).

My favourite would be the 1960-61 design for a fun palace in east London, by Cedric Price, a radical forward-thinking architect who proposed an innovative time-based piece of architecture that would be a laboratory of fun.

He said that by using technology correctly, the public could have unprecedented control over their environment.

It comprised an unenclosed structure serviced by travelling gantries that could move round a kit of parts, so that walls, platforms, stages, stairs and circulation could be reconfigurable and variable.

Jason Bruges, Creative director, Jason Bruges Studio, by e-mail

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