Legacy Masterplan Framework, London

Site-wide landscape strategy

Olympic Park Legacy Company
AECOM, Allies & Morrison, VOGT, Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Maccreanor Lavington Architects et al.
2010 – 2011
Surface area 
6 550 000m2
Great Britain

The open space strategy for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and post-Games Legacy development addresses three characters of open space already found within the site boundary: the Lea River, the complex Urban Realm and Lea Canal Environment.

The existing characteristics of these places provide the elements, materiality and planting palettes for proposed parks, squares, streetscapes and play areas.

The streetscape strategy addresses the existing contrast between the formal urban realm characterized by rows of single trees and the informal river and canal environment where trees and vegetation grow in groups and semi woodland. These differences are strengthened and used to differentiate the characters of planned new streets, suggesting means of orientation for residents and visitors to the area.