Australia Road, White City Community + SuDS scheme
Landscape Institute President’s Award 2017
An urban regeneration project with Community and SuDS at its heart. This landmark sustainable drainage project integrates community needs with surface water management throughout the whole design process. The result is a dynamic landscape that provides a valuable car-free, safe route to school, emphasises the Early Years Centre as a social hub, allows new community events such as a yearly fair and Christmas markets and encourages informal play at the same time as collecting, treating and storing rainwater to reduce flooding and river pollution.
Features such as the ‘wiggly wall’ through SuDS storage basins and rain-sculptures provide a valuable re-connection with the water cycle for all ages.
Authors: Robert Bray Associates
Photo Credit: Grant Smith
Country: United Kingdom