Low Line Commons
A sustainable, urban design narrative to transform the Low Line walking route into a vibrant resource and region for socio-economic and environmental growth. The project was won through an international design competition of 82 entrants.
Historically the 150-year old Victorian viaducts through Bankside, London Bridge and Bermondsey, which form the Low Line route, have been lefty underused at street level. This creates a physical barrier between central and south London. In collaboration with MacFarlane and Associates landscape architects, Greengage sustainability consultants and Studio 4215 environment consultants, the strategic masterplan was created to celebrate the area’s diverse neighbourhood and renowned heritage.
Following a thorough analysis, four initial key interventions are proposed along the Low Line, they are ‘honeypot’ catalysts in the evolution of the larger proposal. Responding to historical and existing creative forces of each location, a series of creative hubs are encouraged to blossom into rich destinations. These will catalyse further spin-offs in the area that will be curated to create a larger reinvigorated people-oriented district along the length of the Low Line over time. By increasing permeability and connectivity the route will be transformed into a seam stitching the immediate context together.
- Better Bankside
- Urban Design