Urban design and landscape architecture by West 8 team
The knowledge that contemporary landscape is for the major part artificial, made up of different components — designed and undesigned — allows West 8 the freedom to respond by positioning its own narrative spaces. The basic ingredients are ecology, infrastructure, weather conditions, building programs and people. The goal is to incorporate awareness of these various aspects in a playful, optimistic manner stimulating the desire to conquer and take possession of a space.
On the other hand, the realization of an urban masterplan is a long-term process. It is not a readymade object, but accumulates richness and beauty through time. Large-scale interventions in a city require a strong and understandable concept in order to carry a unique identity.
Images: designs for a park in London, situated under the London Eye.