CharacteristicsHighly Frost Resistant, Class A1 Fire Reaction, Class S2 Active Soluble Salts, Decorative Bricks, Ecological Bricks Format
Sizes215mm x 52mm x 70mm (LxBxH)
CertificationClass A Clay Pavers
Fulham Riverside is an oasis on the Thames, its greatest asset is a courtyard garden. SeptimA Salvia clay pavers from Vande Moortel form a seamless link between water features and garden paths.
Fulham Riverside Project
The project is a multifunctional building project covering an area of 3.2 hectares located on the bank of the Thames in London. The masterplan provides space for both residential and retail facilities within a contemporary landscape setting. A grand avenue flanked with lime trees connects the complex to the riverside walk along the Thames. The walkway hosts a number of restaurants, cafés, and a gym.
The multi-award-winning gardens at the center of the development are based on a concept of a series of interlinked gardens on different levels, leading down towards the Thames. The idea was conceived as a number of gardens within a garden, programs include an outdoor gym, a croquet lawn, and a play and relaxation area. The location of the gardens on the third and fourth levels give a nod to the industrial context of the warehouse buildings that originally stood on the site. It also complements the concept of the interlinked gardens on different levels.
Natural materials – such as the Vande Moortel's SeptimA Salvia and Vanilla clay pavers – and wooden furniture create a dynamic ground pattern complemented by the blocks of decorative planting and hedges, creating spaces with individual characters within the overall composition. The texture of the warm grey SeptimA Salvia clay paver emphasizes the garden feel while accentuating the contemporary design. The yellow SeptimA Vanilla clay pavers have been subtly integrated into the network of paths.
The water features comprise various precisely designed rills that channel water through the gardens. The water flows into a large pool before cascading over the 3-meter high waterfall. On the lowest level, an artistic steel arch has been installed to frame the wonderful panoramic views of the Thames from the fourth level. Providing a connection between the clay pavers and the surrounding paths was an extremely important criterion when designing the water features. The texture also provides visual interest and emphasizes the movement of the water.
The Septima Salvia clay pavers have been installed as thin brick slips and bonded to the bottom of the water features using a waterproof resin mortar. The brick slips enable the thickness of the structural walls to be reduced. The metal staircase connecting the levels was constructed using full-sized clay pavers. The treads were specially designed to enable optimal processing.
Construction is currently in progress on phase 2. This is based on a similar concept using the same materials from Vande Moortel. Once again, brick slips line the water features while clay pavers are used for feature paths within the concept.