The 2.5km² Olympic Park is Europe’s most significant landscape project for a generation. In 2008 we were appointed to lead the masterplanning and detailed design of the parklands and public realm.
Our design includes large concourses, spectator lawns, the London 2012 Gardens and the Great British Garden. The River Lee has become a mosaic of wetland, swales, wet woodland, dry woodland and meadow; an absorbent flood-control measure. 95% of site material has been recycled onsite, 4,000 semi-mature trees will have been planted and 250,000 wetland plants added to the waterways.
A permanent legacy of 102 hectares of metropolitan open land will be created, transforming one of London’s most contaminated brownfield sites.