General Gordon Square, Woolwich, London

7 Mar

General Gordon Square, Woolwich, is a public space designed by Gustafson Porter and completed in 2011. The site falls significantly from its east corner towards its west corner. Across the site are a number of level terraced lawns, wide footpaths, tress, a water feature and planting to three of its edges.

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Diagonal Footpath Across the Square

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Diagonal Footpath Across the Square

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Terraced Lawns, Ramped Footpath and Informal Seating

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Terraced Lawns, Ramped Footpath and Informal Seating

Large blocks of planting are accommodated along three of the four edges. The existing tree to the Greens End edge have been retained within the planting bed along this edge.

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Pedestrian Ramp with Stepped Planter

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Pedestrian Ramp with Stepped Planter

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Planting Edge

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Planting Edge

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Planter with Existing Trees

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Planter with Existing Trees

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Step in Planting

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Step in Planting

Across the site are a number of level terraced lawns, the terraces accommodate the change in level across the site. The lawns are edged with wide topped kerb. Along the lower edge of the lawn this wide kerb forms a retaining structure for the topsoil and provides an informal seating edge.

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Pedestrian Ramp and Stepped Lawns

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Pedestrian Ramp and Stepped Lawns

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Terraced Lawns

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Terraced Lawns

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Stepped Lawns and Footpaths

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Stepped Lawns and Footpaths

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Seating Step to Edge of Lawn

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Seating Step to Edge of Lawn

At the western corner of the square a water feature is located. This uses the existing topography to flow across the site. The water feature is comprised of two inclined planes of water bisected by the main axis path. The upper plane of water is flat, the lower is made uneven by the introduction of an uneven paved surface to the water feature bottom.

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Water Feature

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Water Feature

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Warning Paving to the Edge of Water Feature

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Warning Paving to the Edge of Water Feature

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Seating to the Edge of Planter

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Seating to the Edge of Planter

General Gordon Square, Woolwich - Steps

General Gordon Square, Woolwich – Steps

 

Davis Landscape Architecture

 

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