Bromley-By-Bow tube station is the arrival point of my site. The surrounding area will be a residential quarter arranged on an axial grid. This will allow views down to the river / canal side, and the local landmarks (Olympic Stadium, Bromley-By-Bow Gas works (the amenity “Hub”) and the Urban Forest to the South East) and also mitigate the effect of micro climate created by the buildings.
Water feature SketchUp model…
The river Lea is lead though Bromley By bow Gas works and meets the promenade which runs along the tidal lagoon. The idea is that is a bit precarious. Nobody likes a hand rail!
Parc Diderot at La Defence in Paris. Designed by Alain Provost
Another precedent… Parc Bercy, paris. Linear cascades which the public can interact with. I’m still unsure if my water feature is to be accessed of looked at!
Use of books as conceptual models to indicate landscape character of water feature… could these platforms be accessed by public? at what scale do they exist? Does water flow over / through them? Issues still to be addressed!
Some Halprin esq conceptual sketches for the design of the tidal water feature on my site.
Ira Keller Fountain Park | Portland, OR | Lawrence Halprin, Angela Danadjieva
Designed in 1970, the Ira Keller Fountain Park was the signature landscape architecture work that catapulted Lawrence Halprin to the forefront of international attention. New York Times architecture critic, Ada Louise Huxtable, dubbed the design “one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance.”
The last and northernmost component of Halprin’s Open Space Sequence, the Ira Keller Fountain was designed in conjunction with architect Angela Danadjieva. Like many of Halprin’s other works, the dramatic tiered fountain design with its dramatic 25-foot waterfalls is a geometrical abstraction of sublime nature scenes. 13,000 gallons of water per minute cascade through staggering concrete terraces and platforms, at once suggesting the tall mountain ranges of the High Sierras and the powerful waterfall cascades of the Northwest.