Circularis Parcum

Caledonian Road Station Piazza – the station could exit straight into the park with its fountains, trees and public art space.

Thriving community spaces and allotments would provide space for people to come together and relax among the trees and flowers.

Undersused spaces could be turned into communal garden areas with flowering plants, organised wall art and caafe, bring park life into local areas.

Connect the park to mews using lighting installations to make the space feel safer and more inviting, while drawing people from local neighbourhoods into the park.

Aerial view shows how the Circularis Parcum concept could be applied to different areas of London.

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Circularis Parcum

Link communities together with a circular park

Circularis Parcum aims to emulate the qualities of the New York High Line by retrofitting a connected green parkway in a modern urban context.

Regents Park Outer Circle is the premise for this concept. The Outer Circle is one of the few roads in London not dominated by vehicles and this proposal intertwines elements of this popular route into the existing streets of London to create the circular park or Circularis Parcum.

The circular park would act as a device to reconnect parts of the city that have lost their sense of community. The parkway would be pedestrian orientated with traffic reduced or completely removed, incorporating shared space for community activities and artistic interventions, small pocket parks, allotments, piazza spaces and street markets to create a conjoined city quarter.

The reconfigured space would also be self-sustaining, incorporating rainwater harvesting, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), tree planting, enhanced biodiversity, green roofs and walls.





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Marcus Shields

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