Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Gustafson Porter + Bowman

London, GB


Millennium Quarter

The Isle of Dogs is bounded on three sides by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames. The ancient marshland was drained in the 17th century and subsequently transformed by the construction of London’s docklands in the 19th century. In the 1990’s London’s financial district brought high rise, dense new developments to the area.

Millennium Quarter’s landscape concept explores the contrasting and interlinked starting points of water and industry. The masterplan respond to the context of dense occupation, tall buildings, prevailing winds and solar shading through the seasons. It meets the requirement for useable, multi-functional spaces while also addressing the challenges of flooding, rain water collection, water recycling and sewage treatment within the development.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Landscape Architect
Additional Credits: Architect: Foster + Partners, Skidmore Owings & Merrill Inc
Engineer: Halcrow Yolles, Buro Happold