Athletes Village, London
Waiting for a City
The Stratford City development is a new residential community located to the north of the existing Stratford Town Centre in East London. The site will be used as the Athletes Village in 2012 after which it will be transformed into a legacy community containing residential, retail, office and educational facilities.
The Athletes Village lies between the River Lea to the west and the existing residential area of Leyton to the east. The natural characteristics and urban contexts of these locations have been used as landscape references to inform the design of open spaces. The surrounding topography, native planting and water courses inform the character of the public spaces, squares and streetscape environments creating a place of distinction.