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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO cesare cardia BA (hons) Landscape Architecture Department of Architecture & Landscape University of Greenwich


table of contents

little gem

academic works windy

royal

spooky

shady

time navel historic fragmented

cultural

flight path

serenity

coffee sunny

leafy

private

dogs compartmental heritage baroque compact recreation

undulating diverse maritime functional

Thamesmead / A source of balance Masterplanning project

London/Atlantis. Is London the new Atlantis? Floodable cities- Dissertation

As you move through, you will explore extraordinary spaces that nobody has been in before. A mix of the Mythical and legendary, the rare and the downright weird, some within your reach and some not so easy to find. You are encouraged to find and interact the special curiosities that are in the garden. You never know what you might find... Our special curiosities Manic Medieval Mandraga Buddha’s Canna Delightful Dancing tree Super Sensitive tree Fabulous Fern flower Magnificent Money tree Passion Flower Tree of Life

Christchurch Memorial 2014 Competition

Le jarding des curiosites - Chaumont Sur Loire Competition 2014/15

Chaumont Garden Festival - Concept. Date: 13/10/2014 Cesare Cardia, Ellen Roelvink, Jan Nowak, Lukasz Wisz, Marcia Vieria, Theo Kidman

This garden is a discovery of unimaginable things, an adventure through reality and the unreal.

Le Jardin des CuriositĂŠs

personal works

floriforous

calm

friends

friends

watched

markets

noisy

relaxing

vegetative

rememberance

sports

family social fun secluded UNESCO pschyological kids community enclosed jogging serene old post industrial university

East Greenwich Pleasaunce Park Survey & Analysis document


CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON KEY WOODLAND

PRICKEND AREA TO INCLUDE A MINIMIZED PRICKEND POND TO ALLOW INSTALLATION OF BROAD DECKED PATH & TREE PLANTING. REED MARGINAL PLANTING ALONG POND EDGE TO AVOID RAISE OF NUTRIENT LEVEL & ALGAL BLOOMING. ALSO CREATION OF BROAD LEAVED WOODLAND AROUND BLACK POPLAR MAKING THE BLACK POPLAR H ISTORICALLY IMPORTAN AND POINT OF REFERENCE ALONG PEOPLE VISITS IN CHISLEHURST COMMONS

RUSH POND AREA TO INCLUDE MINIMIZED RUSH POND WITH DENSE TREE PLANTING ALONG THE EDGE TO PROTECT BY TRAFFIC NOISE AND TO CREATE NEW HABITAT. REED MARGINAL PLANTING AROUND RUSH POND TO AVOID RAISE OF NUTRIENT LEVEL & ALGAL BLOOMING. SWALE CONNECTS TO RUSH POND FROM OVERFLOW POND. DENSE SCRUB PLANTING ALONG WOODLAND EDGE TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY. PEOPLE CAN WALK ACROSS AND HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF THE POND AND APPRECIATE THE SURROUNDING PLANTING

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SCRUB PLANTING

GRASSLAND STRATEGIC BROAD LEAVED PLANTING AROUND ONE OF THE FRAME ZONES. THE FRAME ZONE IS UNACCESSIBLE BUT VISITORS CAN OBSERVE ANIMALS AND PLANTS WITHIN THE ZONE AS IF THEY WERE AUDIENCE. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY WITHIN THIS HABITAT. AROUND THIS AREA GRASSLAND IS BEEN EXTENDED ALLOWING OPEN AREA FOR GATHERING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

OLD HIGHWAY TO BE STOPPED UP & REMOVED. PROPOPSED NEW HIGHWAY TO CUT ACROSS

HEATHLAND

MARGINAL PLANTING

DENSE WOODLAND NEXT TO NEW HIGHWAY TO LIGHTEN THE TRAFFIC NOISE I MPACT AND CREATE NEW HABITATS ENHANCING THE BIODIVERSITY. ALSO WIDE OPEN AREA AS JUXTAPOSITION TO DENSE WOODLAND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO GATHER AND PRACTICE ACTIVITIES OR SIMPLY TO BE CROSSED

90

WOODLAND AREAS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. THESE ARE DARKER AND DAMP AREAS WITH DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UNACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES

SWALE

DECKED PATH

POND

CONTOUR LINES

WOODLAND AREAS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UnACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES. THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THE VISITORS INVOLVED WITH THE SITE AND MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE DIVERSE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVE BIODIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMMONS.

BUILDING FOOTPRINTS

PATHS

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THIS AREA OF THE SITE IS WHERE AGGRESSIVE SHRUB PLANTING HAPPENS. SHRUBS ARE LEFT TO GROW ON THE SIDE TOWARDS THE HOUSING SIDE WHILE THEY ARE UNDER CONTROL ALONG THE ROAD EDGE. PEOPLE IS FREE TO TRY MAKE THEIR OWN WAY THROUGH THE ROUGH DENSE ADVENTUROUS PLANTING FOR A MORE INVOLVING EXPERIENCE OR THEY CAN GATHER AND RELAX OR HAVE A PICNIC OR CELEBRATE EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES WHERE THE GRASSLAND IS

EXTENDED AND RESTORED HEATHLAND BETWEEN TWO AREAS OF WOODLAND. IT GRADUALLY CONNECTS TO WOODLAND THROUGH SCRUB PLANTING. AREA TO ADMIRE PLANTING AND APPRECIATE THE VIEWS ACROSS THE SITE. DECKED PATH OVER HEATHLAND FOR A MORE INTRIGUING EXPERIENCE. POSSIBLE HEATHLAND SPECIES ARE Calluna vulgaris, Epidendrum ssp, Geni anglica, Gladiolus ssp, Lotus corniculatus, Pedicularis ssp, Potentilla erecta, Genista Pterinum aquilidum, Ulex europaeus.

WOODLAND AREA WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UNACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES. THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THE VISITORS INVOLVED WITH THE SITE AND MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE DIVERSE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVE BIODIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMMONS. THESE INTERVENTIONS CAN BE SCULPTURES, SMALL ANIMAL SANCTUARIES OR SIMPLY AREAS WHERE INDIVIDUALS HAVE NO ACCESS ALLOWING SO FAUNA TO ESTABLISH

OVERFLOW POND AREA TO BE SURROUNDED BY DENSE TREE PLANTING ALONG THE EDGE TO PROTECT BY TRAFFIC NOISE AND TO CREATE NEW HABITAT. GRADUAL CONNECTION WITH THE GRASSLAND THROUGH SHRUBS. SWALE CONNECTS TO RUSH POND FROM CREATING A GREAT FEATURE. DENSE SCRUB PLANTING ALONG WOODLAND EDGE TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY. PEOPLE CAN WALK ACROSS AND HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF APPR THE POND AND APPRECIATE THE SURROUNDING PLANTING

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COCKPIT AREA TO BE KEPT ALTHOUGH WITH A MORE ADVENTUROUS PLANTING INVOLVING SCATTERED WOODLAND WITH SHRUBS ON ONE SIDE AND SCATTERED TREES AROUND THE COCKPIT MAKING IT ATMOSPHERIC AND STAGE-LIKE. GREAT FOR EVENTS, PERFORMACES AND PEOPLE GATHERINGS DESIGN WITH NATURE CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON MASTERPLAN SCALE 1:2000

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Chislehurst Masterplan and Management - Design with Nature

Design charette - Lille Ensapl / Greenwich Workshop - Lille Esquisse 2015


THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


key

Hard landscape

Soft landscape

Existing buildings to be raised allowing people flow beneath

Ecopark with native planting & semi mature trees

Semipermeable concrete paving

Lawn grass

Roads - to be only pedestrian on certain times

Themed gardens: native species and suistainable focus

Archwall functions as visual barrier & rainwater cleansing system

Lake water: water sports allows waterski ramps and boats

Market stalls

Waterfront planting includes native trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers

Cycle path along waterfront next to boulevard of trees

Allotments for the community to grow and self improve

1 - Ecopark lands 2 - Solar panels powered residential building 3 - Greenroofed terraced residential building 4 - Wind turbine tower 5 - Multifunctional sustainable water feature 6 - Existing concrete raised platform 7 - Concrete vegetated terraced waterfront 8 - Multifunctional ramp 9 - Public open space for various activities: market/exhibitions/concerts 10 - Main open entrance lawn 11 - Concrete steps to terrace 12/13/14/15 - Multifunctional communal gardens

SITE MASTERPLAN 1:500 Cesare Stefano Cardia Thamesmead / A source of balance scale 1:500 @ A1

This project explores the design of a new waterfront with the aim to construct a terraced waterfront to bring people together and engage them with water, key principle of the site Suthmere, Thamesmead. Public realm installations as well as sustainable systems will be provided. This project will make Southmere a place with better quality of life in all aspects: economic, social and cultural, creating a source of balance.


VIEW THROUGH STRIP OF PLANTING ALONG WATERFRONT TO THERMAL POOLS

THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


HANDRAWN AXONOMETRIC IMAGE

THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


SECTIONAL PERSPECTIVE terraced waterfront showing planting strip, hard surfaces and elevated elements THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


WATERFRONT TERRACE TYPES

Symmetrcal

raised platform with edge fenced over shops with trees promenade overlooking to red permeble cycle path adjacent to ramps that lead to lower terrace. wooden planters house native species. semi transparent planter includes water species. engagement with water at lowest terrace. watersports can be practiced: kayaking, stand-up paddling, canoeing, waterskiing

Soft ramps

raised platform with edge fenced over shops with trees promenade overlooking to red permeble cycle path adjacent to ramps that lead to lower terrace. run-off water is treated through a series of terraced filtration planters swales. engagement with water at lowest terrace. watersports can be practiced: kayaking, standup paddling, canoeing, waterskiing

Sixty/fourty

CONCEPT SKETCHES THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE

raised platform with edge fence over shops with trees promenade overlooking to red permeble cycle path adjacent to ramps that lead to lower terrace. terraced water planter with water species next to wooden planter with shrubs and small trees. raised terrace to allow seating and looking back. engagement with water at lowest terrace. watersports can be practiced: kayaking, stand-up paddling, canoeing, waterskiing


VIEW FROM SOUTH TO NORTH TO ECOPARK NEAR NEW SUISTAINABLE BUILDING

THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE

SITE MASTERPLAN 1:200 Cesare Stefano Cardia Thamesmead / A source of balance scale 1:200 @ A1


STEPS PERSPECTIVE public art - steps formed of different quartzite blocks for each step and landing. THAMESMEAD / A SOURCE OF BALANCE


LONDON ATLANTIS Is London the new Atlantis? Floodable cities Cesare Stefano Cardia, BA (hons) Landscape Architecture, Academic Year 2014-2015

Dissertation book cover

Abstract. As climate change contributes to increase extreme weather events, the range of impacts and risks possible becomes infinite. Climate change will increase heavy rainstorms frequency, floodings will bring water contamination, material spills, devastation of ecosystems and biodiversity, agricultural problems and death. This research explores the reality of floods in relation to climate change using examples and case studies to investigate how cities react to certain weather conditions and how flood control systems work. It looks in particular at the situation of the UK and London analysing and identifying new solutions in order to define future possibilities.


sketch of flooded London’s architecture, Cesare Cardia, 2015


GENUS LOCII


little gem

GENUS LOCII

windy

royal

spooky

shady

historic fragmented

cultural

navel flight path

undulating diverse maritime functional

compartmental

sunny

leafy

fun

private

dogs heritage baroque compact recreation

serenity

coffee

time

floriforous

calm

friends

friends

watched

markets

noisy

relaxing

vegetative

rememberance

sports

family social secluded kids UNESCO pschyological jogging community enclosed serene old post industrial university

Representation of genus loci with images and words describind the spirit of East Greenwich Pleasaunce Park


CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON KEY WOODLAND

PRICKEND AREA TO INCLUDE A MINIMIZED PRICKEND POND TO ALLOW INSTALLATION OF BROAD DECKED PATH & TREE PLANTING. REED MARGINAL PLANTING ALONG POND EDGE TO AVOID RAISE OF NUTRIENT LEVEL & ALGAL BLOOMING. ALSO CREATION OF BROAD LEAVED WOODLAND AROUND BLACK POPLAR MAKING THE BLACK POPLAR H ISTORICALLY IMPORTAN AND POINT OF REFERENCE ALONG PEOPLE VISITS IN CHISLEHURST COMMONS

RUSH POND AREA TO INCLUDE MINIMIZED RUSH POND WITH DENSE TREE PLANTING ALONG THE EDGE TO PROTECT BY TRAFFIC NOISE AND TO CREATE NEW HABITAT. REED MARGINAL PLANTING AROUND RUSH POND TO AVOID RAISE OF NUTRIENT LEVEL & ALGAL BLOOMING. SWALE CONNECTS TO RUSH POND FROM OVERFLOW POND. DENSE SCRUB PLANTING ALONG WOODLAND EDGE TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY. PEOPLE CAN WALK ACROSS AND HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF THE POND AND APPRECIATE THE SURROUNDING PLANTING

85

SCRUB PLANTING

GRASSLAND STRATEGIC BROAD LEAVED PLANTING AROUND ONE OF THE FRAME ZONES. THE FRAME ZONE IS UNACCESSIBLE BUT VISITORS CAN OBSERVE ANIMALS AND PLANTS WITHIN THE ZONE AS IF THEY WERE AUDIENCE. GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY WITHIN THIS HABITAT. AROUND THIS AREA GRASSLAND IS BEEN EXTENDED ALLOWING OPEN AREA FOR GATHERING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

OLD HIGHWAY TO BE STOPPED UP & REMOVED. PROPOPSED NEW HIGHWAY TO CUT ACROSS

HEATHLAND

MARGINAL PLANTING

DENSE WOODLAND NEXT TO NEW HIGHWAY TO LIGHTEN THE TRAFFIC NOISE I MPACT AND CREATE NEW HABITATS ENHANCING THE BIODIVERSITY. ALSO WIDE OPEN AREA AS JUXTAPOSITION TO DENSE WOODLAND ALLOWING PEOPLE TO GATHER AND PRACTICE ACTIVITIES OR SIMPLY TO BE CROSSED

90

WOODLAND AREAS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. THESE ARE DARKER AND DAMP AREAS WITH DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UNACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES

SWALE

DECKED PATH

POND

CONTOUR LINES

WOODLAND AREAS ON BOTH SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UnACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES. THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THE VISITORS INVOLVED WITH THE SITE AND MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE DIVERSE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY WITHIN THE COMMONS. BIODIVE

BUILDING FOOTPRINTS

PATHS

95

THIS AREA OF THE SITE IS WHERE AGGRESSIVE SHRUB PLANTING HAPPENS. SHRUBS ARE LEFT TO GROW ON THE SIDE TOWARDS THE HOUSING SIDE WHILE THEY ARE UNDER CONTROL ALONG THE ROAD EDGE. PEOPLE IS FREE TO TRY MAKE THEIR OWN WAY THROUGH THE ROUGH DENSE ADVENTUROUS PLANTING FOR A MORE INVOLVING EXPERIENCE OR THEY CAN GATHER AND RELAX OR HAVE A PICNIC OR CELEBRATE EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES WHERE THE GRASSLAND IS

EXTENDED AND RESTORED HEATHLAND BETWEEN TWO AREAS OF WOODLAND. IT GRADUALLY CONNECTS TO WOODLAND THROUGH SCRUB PLANTING. AREA TO ADMIRE PLANTING AND APPRECIATE THE VIEWS ACROSS THE SITE. DECKED PATH OVER HEATHLAND FOR A MORE INTRIGUING EXPERIENCE. POSSIBLE HEATHLAND SPECIES ARE Calluna vulgaris, Epidendrum ssp, Genista Geni anglica, Gladiolus ssp, Lotus corniculatus, Pedicularis ssp, Potentilla erecta, Pterinum aquilidum, Ulex europaeus.

WOODLAND AREA WITH BRIDLE PATH AS WELL. DENSER WOODLAND PLANTING ALONG THE EDGES AND LESS DENSE PLANTING TOWARDS THE CENTRE WHERE THERE ARE UNACCESSIBLE ZONES WITH EDUCATIONAL/ ARTISTIC PURPOSES OR INTERVENTIONS WHICH PEOPLE CAN ONLY SEE THROUGH FRAMES. THE PURPOSE IS TO GET THE VISITORS INVOLVED WITH THE SITE AND MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE DIVERSE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE AND BIODIVERSITY BIODIVE WITHIN THE COMMONS. THESE INTERVENTIONS CAN BE SCULPTURES, SMALL ANIMAL SANCTUARIES OR SIMPLY AREAS WHERE INDIVIDUALS HAVE NO ACCESS ALLOWING SO FAUNA TO ESTABLISH

OVERFLOW POND AREA TO BE SURROUNDED BY DENSE TREE PLANTING ALONG THE EDGE TO PROTECT BY TRAFFIC NOISE AND TO CREATE NEW HABITAT. GRADUAL CONNECTION WITH THE GRASSLAND THROUGH SHRUBS. SWALE CONNECTS TO RUSH POND FROM CREATING A GREAT FEATURE. DENSE SCRUB PLANTING ALONG WOODLAND EDGE TO ENHANCE BIODIVERSITY. PEOPLE CAN WALK ACROSS AND HAVE A GREAT VIEW OF THE POND AND APPRECIATE APPR THE SURROUNDING PLANTING

100

COCKPIT AREA TO BE KEPT ALTHOUGH WITH A MORE ADVENTUROUS PLANTING INVOLVING SCATTERED WOODLAND WITH SHRUBS ON ONE SIDE AND SCATTERED TREES AROUND THE COCKPIT MAKING IT ATMOSPHERIC AND STAGE-LIKE. GREAT FOR EVENTS, PERFORMACES AND PEOPLE GATHERINGS DESIGN WITH NATURE CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON MASTERPLAN SCALE 1:2000

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CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON EXISTING

POND EDGE TALL TREES AND SHRUBS NEXT TO ROAD FUNCTION AS SCREEN & NOISE BARRIER NEXT TO RUSH POND, A POND SURROUNDED BY TREES WHICH VARY FROM 5 TO 10 m HIGH. CURRENTLY HIGH LEVEL OF NUTRIENTS PRESENT WITHIN THE POND. THE AIM IS TO REGRADE THE POND CONTOURS INTO A MORE GENTLE SLOPE AND ALLOW A MORE ADVENTUROUS PLANTING WITH MARGINAL PLANTS (REEDS) IN ORDER TO AVOID RAISE OF NUTRIENT LEVEL AND ALGAL BLOOMING & ALSO TO CREATE A CONNECTION WITH GRASSLAND. WILL ALSO PLANT MORE TREES ALONG THE ROAD EDGE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE PLANTING ALONG THE ROAD DENSER & BE AN EFFECTIVE NOISE BARRIER PROTECTING FROM TRAFFIC NOISE

{YEAR 0}

ACID GRASSLAND SHADED DAMP AREA WHERE THE HISTORIC GRASSLAND WAS. TALL TREES AND HI DENSE SCRUB PLANTING CURRENTLY OCCUPY THE AREA. THE AIM IS TO REMOVE A GREAT AMOUNT OF TREES IN ORDER TO RESTORE ACID GRASSLAND & CREATE NEW HABITATS FOR WILDLIFE ALONG WITH PLANTING GRASSES & WILDFLOWERS

WOODLAND

WOODLAND EDGE

TALL TREES AND FEW SHRUBS IN THIS AREA. SELECTIVE DENSE WOODLAND WITH TREES TALL 10-15 m HIGH & SCATTERED SHRUBS. FELLING OF TREES IN ORDER ALLOW SUNLIGHT THROUGH SELECTIVE FELLING OF SPECIFIC TREES AND SCRUBS IN ORDER TO CREATE PATHS AND ALLOW & PLANT TREES OF MEDIUM HEIGHT ALONG WITH SCRUBS VISITORS TO EXPERIENCE THE HABITAT & GRASSES SO THAT THERE WILL BE A GRADUAL {YEAR 0} CONNECTION BETWEEN WOODLAND - SCURB GRASSLAND CREATING A BRIDGE FOR WIDLIFE

{YEAR 0}

{YEAR 0}

LOCATION PLAN

PREPARATION & ESTABLISHMENT

TO PLANT SHRUBS AT 1M CENTRES DURING AUTUMN & WINTER. PLANTING GROUPS OF 10-20 PLANTS WITH ADDITIONAL TREES. MULCHING PROCESS TO HELP ESTABLISH NEW HABITAT LAYER PROFILE. PERENNIALS PLANTING FOR LOWER LEVEL. CUT BACK AFTER PLANTING SHRUBS LAYER TO HELP BUSHY GROWTH

TO PLANT NEW TREES LIKE Alnus glutinosa, Betula pendula, Carpinus betulus. SOME WILL NEED TO BE STAKED. PLANTING GROUPS OF 5-10 TREES AT 2M CENTRES. WATERING AFTER PLANTING

COPPICE OF SHRUBS EVERY 5 YEARS ALLOWING SHRUBS GROWTH. CUT IN AUTUMN TO AVOID WILDLIFE TO BE DISTURBED AND ALLOW ANIMALS TO FEED THEMSELVES WITH BERRIES

STIMULATION OF TREES GROWTH BY PRUNING SELECTED TREES. MULCHING AROUND NEW TREES. SHRUB LAYER TO GROW & BECOME DOMINANT

TREES & SHRUBS CUTTING EVERY 5-7 YEARS. CUT ONCE A YEAR IN AUTUMN. PATHS TO BE CUT 3 TIMES A YEAR. ALWAYS REMOVE CUTTINGS GRASS TO BE CUT ONCE A YEAR. PERENNIALS PLANTING TO BE CUT EVERY 2-3 YEARS THIS WILL ALLOW TO CREATE AND KEEP A DIVERSE VARIETY OF WILDLIFE, A STUNNING {YEAR 5-10} ACID GRASSLAND TO WALK THROUGH AND AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH WILL MERGE NATURALLY WITH THE REST OF THE SITE

DISTRIBUTION OF MATURE TREES TO BE KEPT UNDER CONTROL, THINNING MAY BE NEEDED AFTER 10 YEARS

REMOVAL OF PRESENT TIMBER EDGE FROM AROUND POND. 100MM OF SOIL TO BE ADDED OVER LINER AS NEW GROWING SUBSTRATE. CLEARING THE AREA OF ALL STONES & ROCKS. PREPARE SEED MIX FOR ACID GRASSLAND. MARSHY AREA WITH SEDGES AND RUSHES RIGHT NEXT TO ACID GRASSLAND: SPECIES LIKE Carex stricta, Juncus ssp. SOWING PROCESS AND THEN RAKE THE AREA. MOVING TOWARDS POND PLANTING OF MARGINAL AQUATICS & THEN SPECIES ENTIRELY UNDERWATER. SOIL TO BE COMPACTED WITH ROLLER. AFTER {YEAR 1} TWO MONTH VEGETATION TO BE CUT AND THEN AGAIN EVERY TWO MONTHS FOR FIRST GROWING SEASON. CUTTINGS TO BE REMOVED EVERYTIME

{YEAR 1}

INTERIM

MARGINAL AQUATICS WILL EASILY SPREAD & BECOME DOMINANT. CUT SELECTED PLANTS ONCE A YEAR IN AUTUMN TO PREVENT EXCESS OF SPREAD. FREE FLOATING VEGETATION TO BE REMOVED IN AUTUMN EVERY YEAR. RUSHES AND SEDGES TO BE CUT AT 4 TO 8 WEEKS AFTER FIRST CUT SO WILL HELP REDUCE RUSH COVER IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

{YEAR 5}

MATURITY

VEGETATION TO BE CUT ONCE A YEAR IN AUTUMN BUT ALLOW FLOWERS TO BLOOM. AREAS USED AS PATHS TO BE CUT 3 TIMES A YEAR ALLOWING SWARD OF 60-120MM. REMOVE CUTTINGS FROM AREA

{YEAR 5}

BIG PICTURE OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE POND AIMS TO CREATE A GREAT VARIETY OF MARGINAL PLANTING AND AQUATICS FOR WILDLIFE, BUT ALSO TO ELIMINATE HIGH LEVEL OF NUTRIENTS AND ALGAL BLOOMING

{YEAR 3-5}

{YEAR 1}

{YEAR 1}

{YEAR 5}

{YEAR 5}

{YEAR 5-10}

{YEAR 3-5}

DESIGN WITH NATURE CHISLEHURST {SCREENS IN} COMMON MANAGEMENT & ESTABLISHMENT SCALE 1:200 MARCH 2013 CESARE S CARDIA

CREATION

RESTORATION

CREATION

CONSERVATION


FUSION: A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LE GRAND BUT

Cesare S Cardia, Ian Collier, Lilla Csato, Gwen Macheka, Maud Nunez, Claire Peucelle, Julien Truglas


FUSION: A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LE GRAND BUT Belvedere +12Metres

Meadow

18 har

Forest Alley

1,1km

Marshland

Lake

10har

6 har

Metro

Plaza

2har

Slope

Bridge

Allotments comunity gardens Urban courtyard Low carbon residential area 1,5har

Architectural bridge

Bridge + Park 20har

Boulevard Promenade

Historical Boulevard 600m 1,5km

N

scale 1:2000

MASTERPLAN

Avenue de Dunkerque

Cesare S Cardia, Ian Collier, Lilla Csato, Gwen Macheka, Maud Nunez, Claire Peucelle, Julien Truglas

Metro


FUSION: A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LE GRAND BUT St Philibert Metro station extended and improved. Grand entrance from terrace to main open plaza to lake

Central square surrounded by new suistainable buildings. Various activities of public realm interest to be allowed

Lakefront: a gentle slope links to water, water sports and activities allowed for interactive experience

A B

B’ C A’ C’

section to show main plaza

Section BB’ running from Metro to agriculture fields Slope allows openings and views to park. Eurostar railway line runs along

Belvedere slope allows for views through the forest, meadow and the lake/wetland areas.

1:2000

Meadow grounds adjacent to forest. Sport activities allowed for everyone. Stunning views to wetlands and beyond

Sunken vehicular road is adjacent to green slopes. Bridge crosses over

Section CC’

Section AA’

LOCATION PLAN

running from Eurostar railway to Suistainable residential housing

Bridge to be park and provide public areas for various public activities

to show bridge solution

SECTIONS

Cesare S Cardia, Ian Collier, Lilla Csato, Gwen Macheka, Maud Nunez, Claire Peucelle, Julien Truglas


FUSION: A NEW WAY FORWARD FOR LE GRAND BUT use of the land: linking / merging / connecting / interacting/ interlocking

View along the plaza leading to the Lake.

View overlooking the Marshland from the pedestrian bridge.

View along the Orchard tree alley.

View along the plaza leading to the Lake.

PRECEDENTS

The High Line, New York View overlooking the Grand But from the TGV

Wetland atmosphere Gohards park

Public park and land view The edge park

Interactive use of water

VISUALS Cesare S Cardia, Ian Collier, Lilla Csato, Gwen Macheka, Maud Nunez, Claire Peucelle, Julien Truglas


22nd February 2011 The Canterbury Earthquake takes 185 lives away

A Teardrop of melancholy when

thinking of the emptyness left after the shocks. A Teardrop of hate when remebering the moments of the earthquake.

A Teardrop of happiness when reminiscing the faces of those who died

The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial in the city of Christchurch will be a place to honour and remember the people who died and those who were injured, as well as to recognise the organisations involved in the various operations. At the same time it will be a vibrant and resilient place, conveying a feeling of contemplation


The Canterbury Earthquake Memorial - a carved void within the landscape riverfront of Christchurch Otakaro/Avon river. A teardrop shaped plaza conceptually and physically embrace us all, reunite the families of the less fortunate and remember the names of the people who died. A footbridge to recognise the organisations which participated the rescue operations.

main skeleton - a connection between spaces physical and spiritual

seasonal planting - colours and atmosphere as a tribute to the ones who died

soft timber seating - relaxation and meditation with different views

shaped conceptual paving - comfortable experience timelessness and performance

Footbridge to connect places and both sides of the river. Tall wall to enclose people and create secure feeling while incisions of the organisations logos can be looked at on the walls. The bridge is a tribute to the organisations which were involved in the rescue operations. On the outer faces of the bridge greenwall planting. The bridge over the river itself symbolizes the help of all worldwide organisations who helped.


We approach the memorial site through a tall triangular archway. The memorial include soft timber seats of different shapes and different heights. Planting is seasonal to allow different colours throughout the year and the seasons. The whole space feels timeless and meditative. Carved in the walls will be each and everyone name of the 185 people who died during the Canterbury Earthquakes, to honour them and to give a spiritual sense to this place


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