The old and the new: Frackpool by Jason Lamb

Frackpool combines the power of line illustration to engage the imagination with more traditional architectural drawing. This graduation project by Bartlett School of Architecture student Jason Lamb attracted international coverage for its richly worked vision of a future Blackpool, transformed by the wealth and industrial implications of fracking. New industries and complex sustainable water systems are envisaged, as heavy Chinese investment steers the urban regeneration. Over 80 years, the project speculates the transformation of Blackpool from an industrial Petropolis to a decentralised and less resource-dependent city.