The Camden Highline, a London project that plans to turn a disused stretch of railway viaduct into a new elevated park and walking route, was submitted for planning. The 1.2km route, 8 meters above ground, will connect Camden Gardens in the west to York Way in the east. The design was awarded to a team led by James Corner Field Operations, the practice behind the New York High Line, who will work with Kentish town-based vPPR Architects, London artist Hew Locke, community consultation organization Street Space and Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, among others.
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Camden Highline, London’s New Park in the Sky, Is Submitted for Planning
Turntable Pavilion / SLO Architecture
Architects: SLO Architecture
- Area : 400 ft²
- Year : 2021
Professionals : Rustfab, Keller Engineers
Rutgers University-Camden: Nursing and Science Building / Perkins Eastman
Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Area : 101000 ft²
- Year : 2017
Rutgers University / Erdy McHenry Architecture
Architects: Erdy McHenry Architecture
- Area : 161653 ft²
- Year : 2012
Manufacturers : Island Exterior Fabricators, Kawneer, Arconic, Belden, LiveRoof, +2
London to Follow in New York’s Footsteps With Camden High Line
The New York High Line is set to receive a new British sibling, in the form the Camden High Line – a conversion of the defunct railway line connecting Camden Town and King’s Cross, into an elevated public space and commuting route. The invited competition for the project was won by London-based practices Studio Weave and Architecture 00, whose proposal is one of three international designs that have followed the success of the High Line in New York, with the other two situated in Bangkok and Mexico City.
“We think the re-use of this railway line for the Camden High Line outweighs the benefits and costs of leaving it vacant,” said Simon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive at Camden Town Unlimited. “This new transport link can reduce overcrowding and journey times on the existing, cycling and pedestrian routes nearby like Regent’s Canal.”
Heatherwick to Transform Historic Coal Drop Buildings into New King's Cross Shopping Area
Heatherwick Studio has received approval to realize a new shopping area at King's Cross in London. By 2018, the practice will transform the city's 1850 historic Coal Drops Yard buildings into an "eclectic mix" of 65 boutique and destination shops and restaurants.
"Over a two-year restoration and build process, Londoners will see the existing Victorian buildings – the East and West Coal Drops and Wharf Road Arches – refurbished and re-purposed in a way that creates a stunning new upper level and improves connectivity, whilst allowing the original forms and functions to be read," says the architects.
Colorful Pop-Up Pavilion Forms the Centerpiece for Camden Create Festival
As part of a new three-day festival in the London borough of Camden, KSR Architects have designed a brightly colored pop-up pavilion for the famous Britannia Junction. The festival's centerpiece is made up of 640 fluorescent tubes hanging from a stage truss system to make a colossal wind chime, animating the area with movement, color and sound.
Read more about the pavilion and the festival, and see more images after the break
Loft Space in Camden / Craft Design
Architects: Craft Design
- Area : 56 m²
- Year : 2013
Manufacturers : Louis Poulsen