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Exhibition of interior architecture design schemes for Three Mills
13th May 2017, The House Mill, Three Mill Lane, Bromley-by-Bow, London E3 3DU

Exhibition of interior architecture design schemes for Three Mills

An exhibition of interior architecture student design schemes for Three Mills has been opened at the House Mill at Bow, east London. The special exhibition complements the installation and launch of a Water Stream Wheel as part of the Active Energy project curated by Dr Loraine Leeson and the Hydrocitizenship AHRC project coordinated by Professor Graeme Evans (www.leevalley.org).

The exhibition is based on the design brief ‘Boundaries: The Edge Condition’ addressing these water/land, centre/periphery, urban growth/heritage tensions and provides a selection of  imaginative schemes and research portfolios for the re-use of this Grade I listed Mill building, the largest tidal water mill in the world. As well as the  design schemes, PhD student Luiciana Alves is exhibiting the findings from her research, directed by Professor Lian Lundy (Urban Pollution Centre), which has been taking water and sediment samples from several locations along River Lee and analysing water quality levels. Samples taken at Three Mills reveal high levels of heavy metals and other pollutants. The water wheel, which will be on location for the next month, is demonstrating the natural ‘power of water energy’ and by aerating the water, helping fish, eels and other water creatures to breathe as oxygen levels are reduced by pollution and run-off from roads.

To celebrate the event, Simon Read has published his book ‘Cinderella River: The Evolving Narrative of the River Lee’, based on his extensive walks, photographs and reflections on the changing nature and roles of the Lee Valley, and copies are available at the House Mill.

The exhibition is free for viewing until the end of June and The House Mill is open for guided tours each Sunday 11am-4pm. http://www.housemill.org.uk/