riverside retreat MEETS contemporary COURTYARD

This commission involved developing a landscape architectural solution for a building complex near the River Lea that was shortly to be occupied. Landscape has not been considered previously within the build programme and as such not provision was made for planting on podium and deck structures. With a need to achieve CfSH credits, a tight programme to complete (4 months from concept to completion) and the client’s desire to have planting and trees above the deck level the design included a range of landscape approaches to achieve these aspirations. Earth was mounded on the deck surface and artificial turf used to cover tree soils to enable immediate use of the space and installation of the soft landscape element. The scope of the commission included an irrigation specialist on behalf of the client and the project was delivered on programme and budget.