Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s landscape design for International Quarter London (IQL), London’s largest new mixed-use development, has been given the green light.
The London Legacy Development Corporation Planning Policy Decisions Committee has unanimously approved plans for the new commercial building at IQL, including Redman Place and associated landscape areas.
Located at the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s landscape design covers the entire development and is comprised of a sequence of public realm spaces and plazas.
The IQL development sits within a wider landscape context which is influenced by the four character areas described in the adjacent page. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the west forms a green corridor along the Lea Valley. The proximity of Westfied and Stratford City forms an urban edge to the east.
The landscape design for the development seeks to “mediate” between the two characters with a green planted buffer along the western edge and a more urban largely hard-paved area to the east along Westfield Avenue.
Detailing the plans on their website the landscape architecture firm said: “Accessed from both Endeavour Square and East Bank, our work at Redman Square and Redman Place creates a place to pause, rest and gather in a series of outdoor ‘garden rooms’ between the British Council building and new ‘gallery gardens’.”