Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground Landscape

22 Jan

The Rootstein Parade Ground is a newly created semi public space owned by the Chelsea College of Arts and functions as a flexible, programmable space, including outdoor gallery. It was designed by Landscape Architects Planet Earth. The parade ground is flanked by grand building on three of it sides with the final edge fronting  Atterbury Street and Tate Britain.

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - View Across the Square

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – View Across the Square

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - View Across the Square

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – View Across the Square

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Ground Recessed Lighting

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Ground Recessed Lighting

The square is edged with resin bonded gravel, this band interfaces with all the buildings. Inside this edging is a square which is surfaced with granite setts. Inlaid flush into the granite setts are lighting strips which are able to change colour. The layout of the lighting appears to be generated by Fibonacci Spiral or Golden Spiral. At the centre of the space is a small square lawn.

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Ground Recessed Lighting Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Ground Recessed Lighting Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Ground Recessed Lighting Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Ground Recessed Lighting Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Ground Recessed Lighting

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Ground Recessed Lighting

Clutter within the space has been kept to a minimum, a few benches and trees are located at its edges.

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Tree Pit Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Tree Pit Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground - Bench Detail

Chelsea College of Arts, Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground – Bench Detail

 

Davis Landscape Architecture

 

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