Landscape Architecure London – Flat Iron Square, Union Street

11 Feb

Designed by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Flat Iron Square, as it has been newly named, has been created by closing the road to the south of this previously island space and connecting it to the parade of shops. This phase of the project was completed in 2011 as part of Bankside Urban Forest project. At the centre of this space is the Island Cafe Cafe,  name after the fact that it used to be located on a traffic island. A shared type space to the south of this square allows for deliveries to the parade  shops and cafe. To the north of the square on street parking and cycle parking are accommodated. The paved surface uses a triangular grid generated by the alignments of Union Street and Ayres Street. The pavers used are a mixture of stone and concrete and create a pleasant effect.

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Overview of Square

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Overview of Square

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Deliveries and Drop Off Area

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Deliveries and Drop Off Area

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Bollards to allow Cycle movement

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Bollards to allow Cycle movement

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Pedestrian Cross Over

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Pedestrian Cross Over

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Parking to North Side of Square

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Parking to North Side of Square

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Cycle Parking

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Cycle Parking

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Low Upstands to Kerbs to Drop Off Area

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Low Upstands to Kerbs to Drop Off Area

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Stone and Concrete Pavers

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Stone and Concrete Pavers

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London - Paving Detail

Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London – Paving Detail

Flat Iron Square Plan - © Witherford Watson Mann Architects

Flat Iron Square Plan – © Witherford Watson Mann Architects

 

Davis Landscape Architecture

 

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