Infinite Ecologies

View looking south towards the Thames.

Proposed new 'strand' edge to resevoir.

Proposed water's edge with linear systems.

A new linear network of public green space.

Lea Valley strategic greenway.

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Infinite Ecologies

The city needs an ecological infrastructure that can evolve with it

Infinite Ecologies proposes to create a new linear network of public space at the Metropolitan scale – up to 100m wide in places – and connecting the Lea Valley to the new Olympic Park.

This new network, explored in the images here at the King George and William Girling Reservoirs, would introduce four programme elements that would functionally integrate the edge of the reservoir to the surrounding neighbourhoods and regional parks, and set up new sites for housing and east-west connections that further enmesh Lea Valley to the city.

Eggs: Circular dishes that would be set tangentially into the reservoirs to create new public territories of landscapes, jetties and pavilions.

The Strand: The raised edges of the reservoirs would be breached by the Strand, a broadway of stepped, accessible terraces to the reservoirs’ edge and the Eggs.

Raised Linear Park: The Strand’s terraces provide the new territory for a raised linear park for cycling or strolling. This would be populated by secondary pathway networks that move up to cross over, and move down to connect to neighbourhoods and Forests.

The Forests: 50-metre swathes of groves with a standard width of eight trees, these Forests have varying lengths throughout the Infinite Ecologies network and create continuities and breaks at significant viewpoints and activity nodes.


- Bio-diversity
- River Thames


- Hackney
- Newham

Lea Valley

Submitted by

Brown and Storey Architects

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