Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Canary Wharf, London, UK

Title:Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, London, UK
Markets:Infrastructure, Parks and Green Spaces
Client:Canary Wharf Group
Services:Landscape Architecture
Region:United Kingdom
Date:2015
Team:Gillespies, Foster + Partners, Adamson Associates, Arup Engineering and Growth Industry
Photography:Jason Gairn, Neil Kenyon, Justin Kase and Gillespies
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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

Awards

  • 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