CONCEALING AND UNFOLDING LANDSCAPE... CASTLE MARKET DETAILED DESIGN
‘A dynamic web of concealed spaces leads to a landscape where structural restraints begin to break and unfold; returning to a state of purity, calmness and harmony with the river’.
The landscape greets the river via an amphitheatre-like structure (2) leading users down to the river and sheaf through a compelling integration of steps, stepped seating, viewing platforms and a ramp for the convenient access of wheelchair and pushchair users. Blocks of seating break off and extend along a path running through the woodland growth, establishing niche pockets of private reflection space, with unfolding views through the woodland trees. This unique feature as a dynamic whole allows the public to actively engage with the river confluence and adjacent historic features, immersing users in the serene surroundings.
Pioneer Woodland Canopy
Woodland Groundcover Timber River Boardwalk
A boardwalk meets with the river edge, allowing users to actively engage with the water’s edge along a river walk bordering the River Don and Sheaf. This extends out to form a viewing platform adjacent to the river confluence; indulging users in an experiential display of historic architecture and blankets of reed beds, providing a majestic motion and tranquil life to the river.
Herbaceous Vegetation and Yorkshire Stone Paving Amenity Parkland Grass
Upon arrival users are met with a bold array of fragmented sheltering structures (1) , casting alluring shadows onto the site passage; concealing small areas of seating hosting views through the concealing woodland and out towards the river.
Ornamental Parkland Tree Canopy
Riverside Woodland Canopy
Sheltering Frame Structures with Seating...
River Reed bed Vegetation
Granite Stone Paving
Smooth Concrete Ramp Paving
Stepped Seating and Ramp Feature... 2
Floor Lighting Unit and Granite Paving
Bespoke Boardwalk Lighting Post
A1 Granite Steps and Handrail
Visualisation (See Right)
C Registration No: 100214020
The integrated design project involved the developing of proposals for Castlegate - an area of urban regeneration - from the initial plannin...