‘The War Rooms’ by Ned Scott
MArch project, 2012
The War Rooms takes a science fictional premise, in which the UK’s energy supply networks are terminated following an Energy War in 2050, in order to explore the implications of the decentralisation of the UK’s energy networks and the implementation of a closed-loop agrarian economy. The science fictional scenario presented and the subsequent urban strategies proposed address the challenges the UK faces regarding energy security and fuel poverty and speculates on the hypothetical consequences of a future where the many risks associated with the UK’s long term energy strategy come to bear. The War Rooms, St. James’s Park introduces an institutional framework for agrarian reform, inspired by Ebenezer Howard, which operates on three simultaneous scales representative of the three protagonists of Clifford D. Simak’s, City: Man, Dog and Ant.