The aim of this thesis project was to address the boundaries between the River Severn and the town wall in the market town of Shrewsbury. Its almost untouched medieval plan and over 600 listed buildings from various styles called for re-reading, reimagining and reinterpreting their social value and significance by implementing new bold architecture to serve both visitors and locals. In the context of the collective memory of the place, I intended to re-construct the disconnected relationship between the City and the River through new public and private functions. I aspired to celebrate Shrewsbury’s identity by incorporating the waterways’ rich historic value and boating legacy, thus bridging the gap between nature, landscape and urban space.