City of London
Arthur Lierman Landscape Architecture
Parterre Landscape Design Associates
2013 City of London Urban Design Award of Honourable Mention
The design’s signature urban feature is the Promenade and Terrace located along Waterloo Street. Together, running parallel with the street, they form an urban frontage and a public space connecting the park to the urban realm and creating a venue for casual activities. The terrace is a rectangular plaza framed by sweeping landscapes and defined by seatwalls and piers that project from the slope descending into the park. The terrace, positioned to provide westward vistas over the park, is punctuated with skewed landscaped ovals along with light columns and furniture. With its bold architectural interventions and landscapes referencing the park’s cultural evolution, the park has been reinvigorated with its sense of place, purpose, and meaning renewed.