11th Oct, 2021
We spoke to James Lord at the recently completed South Quay Plaza to discuss how his team have tackled the challenges of designing biophilic public realm in an extremely urban setting. Hear James tell us about microclimates, sustainable design & natural play.
South Quay Plaza is a significant project that plays a key role in revitalising the dockside and creating much needed open space. The scheme consists of 3 residential towers at 68, 54 and 36 storeys designed by Fosters + Partners, the refurbishment of an existing office block, and 1.78 ha of public realm. The scheme also includes a temporary park under the DLR and several roof terraces.
The public realm around the buildings is carefully designed to manage the perception of scale at ground level and provide a variety of spaces for active and passive use. Large tree planting and extensive soft landscape provide a park atmosphere for residents and workers, a green oasis in the wider Isle of Dogs.
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LFA event: Act Now: Biodiversity in London
11th Jul, 2022
How a landscape led vision transformed Cator Park
23rd May, 2022
NLA On Location: Canada Water
20th Apr, 2022
Restoring 20th Century Historic Landscapes
19th Apr, 2022
How Greystar & HTA transformed formerly private derelict industrial land adjacent to the Grand Union Canal into a vibrant, biodiverse, mixed-use neighbourhood with public realm at its heart
14th Apr, 2022
James Lord, Landscape Partner at HTA, talks on the importance of leading with landscape
10th Nov, 2021
Water Water - Matt Hoad explains his water-based system helping Bringing Nature Home
09th Nov, 2021
James Lord and David Mooney in conversation with Isabel Allen from Architecture Today
02nd Nov, 2021
HTA & Pictorial meadows' wall at Planted Festival re homed to local community - transforming a London housing estate
28th Oct, 2021
James Lord talks to the Landscape Institute on the importance of starting with landscape when it comes to housing
27th Oct, 2021
Creating a bijou green roof with the disappearing top soil and the difference a small roof garden can make
25th Oct, 2021
Can urban growing help children to do better at school?
25th Oct, 2021
James Lord on 'Leading with Nature' panel at the The Developer's Festival of Place
07th Oct, 2021
Planted Festival 2021
15th Sep, 2021
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