Redevelopment of an underutilised urban park into a vibrant open space for people of all interests and ages
Recognising the importance of a high quality green space for a healthy community, the London Borough of Islington has commissioned the redesign of Barnard Park.
Addressing the need for a park that will serve the entire community the design focuses on creating egalitarian social spaces that serve all age groups and users. The master plan proposal includes an existing, improved adventure playground and One o’clock club, the retention of specimen trees as well as the creation of a generous open green space and urban square.
A series of natural gardens revive the ecologic value of this urban park while garden and orchard terraces are designed to engage the adjacent local school and neighbourhood.
Masterplan: 2008 – 2010
1st prize in international design competition 2008
Design Team: Latz + Partner (lead design)
Meadowcroft Griffin Architects
Local Dialogue (public consultation)
Jane Wernick Associates (structural engineer)
EcologyConsultancy (ecology consultant)
Pfarré Lighting Design
Client: London Borough of Islington
Area: 4.5 hectares