|Title:||Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, London, UK|
|Markets:||Infrastructure, Parks and Green Spaces|
|Client:||Canary Wharf Group|
|Team:||Gillespies, Foster + Partners, Adamson Associates, Arup Engineering and Growth Industry|
|Photography:||Jason Gairn, Neil Kenyon, Justin Kase and Gillespies|
The Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf is the first new building to open for Crossrail – London's new east-west rail link. Located above the new station, the garden is a celebration of the docklands maritime heritage, containing unusual plants from across the globe, encased beneath an intricate lattice roof.
Due to the complexity of planting selected for this project, specialist planting consultancy was provided by Growth Industry, acting as sub-consultant to Gillespies.
Designed to evoke a ship laden with unusual and exotic specimens from around the globe, the roof garden is encased within a complex ETFE lattice timber roof structure, which wraps around the building like a shell with openings that encourage light penetration and natural irrigation. The semi-permeable canopy structure helps to create a localised microclimate allowing the planting of more sensitive and rare species of plants.
"The first benefit of Crossrail that Londoners are enjoying is a magnificent garden high above a station"
Ruth Slavid, Landscape Journal
- ٢٠١٦ Landscape Institute Award: Highly Commended
- ٢٠١٦ MIPIM Awards: Best Urban Regeneration
- ٢٠١٦ New London Award Winner: Transport and Infrastructure Category
- ٢٠١٨ European Garden Award