North Bank Waterfront Park

Montage shows how green walls and roofs would begin to be introduced.

The new setting would be suitable for major visitor attractions and offer a spectacular night-time experience.

Urban grain plan. Where the urban fabric is dense, the river corridor would be open and animated.

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  1. Nigel Thorne 05 Mar 2013, 11:19

    It's about time - such a scheme should be implemented without further delay

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North Bank Waterfront Park

Unlock the potential of the Thames North Bank

The North Bank of the River Thames, between the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London, should be an incredible waterfront park. But despite being a potentially iconic public space, it is unloved and disconnected, especially compared to the South Bank opposite.
 
North Bank Waterfront Park proposes a new, identifiable design culture and language for the North Bank. One that reduces the number of vehicles on the road and creates a new narrative journey – from oppression, as symbolised by the Tower, to the ‘Cradle of Democracy’, as the Houses of Parliament are sometimes referred to.
 
The North Banks would complement the South by, for example, having an open-air cinema opposite the British Film Institute and an installation park opposite the Tate Modern. Its southerly orientation would also favour the inclusion of beaches, a lido and enhanced bio-diverse Thames ecology with green walls and roofs on buildings and bridges.
 
The intervention of a new North Bank Waterfront Park will inspire new development and extend the current Olympic Legacy spirit.

Categories

- Creating new parks
- River Thames

Location

- City of London
- Westminster

Submitted by

Harper Landscape Architecture

nickhla@btinternet.com

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