The Landscape Institute, Mayor of London and Garden Museum has announced Pop Down by Fletcher Priest Architects as the winner of the A High Line for London design competition.
Fletcher Priest Architects designed Pop Down to “create an urban mushroom garden lit by sculptural glass-fibre mushrooms at street level inside the ‘Mail Rail’ tunnels beneath Oxford Street.”
The competition was inspired by the success of New York’s High Line, an urban park which has transcended the commonly accepted role of an urban park with the winners announced at the Landscape Institute’s Green Infrastructure day.
RUNNER UP | The Lido Line | [Y/N] Studio
Insert a clean, safe ‘basin’ in the Regent’s Canal in which to swim the ‘Lido Line’ from Little Venice to Limehouse. Includes a multi-layered membrane and oxygenating reeds in key locations.
Highly Commended | HTA | Bridge-It
Unlocking corridors around the existing transport network – green linear parks and cycling and walking networks built over, under and beside railway lines.
Highly Commended | Bus Roots | Wynne James
Utilize empty roof spaces of bus shelters to create raised gardens with sparrow colonies, insect hotels and miniature wildflower meadows. Each garden to be looked after by its local community, school or street.