Landscape strategy for a new mixed-use development.
The aim of this project is:
– To integrate the new development into the different existing landscape characters surrounding the site whilst enhancing them and keeping structuring landscape elements found on site to create a strong landscape fabric which will assure the project’s sustainability:
• Rehabilitation of adjacent roads in urban boulevards and residential street
• Development imbedded within the Park thanks to an understanding of P.J Lenné way to structure the landscape: use of well-placed groups of trees to create different experiences for pedestrians by framing, closing and opening views – and of open meadows and closed woodland – as per the different courtyards treatments.
• Several existing remarkable trees used to punctuate key-spaces such as urban squares and trees formation kept to provide the urban woodland, especially on the north side of the development, for noise attenuation, biodiversity enhancement, as memory of site’s history and people’s enjoyment.
– To create a hierarchy of spaces within the development: from public squares to private gardens; from large open spaces to intimate courtyards for people of all ages, activities and abilities to enjoy in a safe and healthy way.
– To put in place a net of tree lines along roads and paths making connections and helping people’s orientation through the site and to reduce noise at its edges.
– To create wildlife corridors between Park and Railway.