Greenway Entrances provide a distinctive welcome to a pedestrian and cycle route in East London.
Sitting above London's Northern Outfall Sewer the Greenway is a 7.1km nature lined route from Hackney Wick to the Thames at Beckton. With views accross the new Olympic Park and over historic Abbey Mills Pumping Station.
Drawing on the narrative of the route's history and location, patterns from manhole access covers along the Greenway are scaled to form motifs applied to the new entrance features. Consisting of 6m tall cast iron vertical markers, textured concrete surface patterning and sculptural vehicle barrier blocks.
Creating a series of urban welcome mat surfaces and legible vertical markers to this significant linear landscape.
Developed as a team by The Klassnik Corporation, Riitta Ikonen and We Made That for the Olympic Delivery Authority the proposals build on the pallette of reclaimed materials established by Adams and Sutherland during their refurbishment of the route.
Location: Wick Lane & Canning Rd, Greenway, London, UK
Client: Olympic Delivery Authority
Others: Adams & Sutherland
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