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PORTFOLIO

NISHA GANDHI L A N D S C A P E A R C H I T E CT U R E B A H O N S + P G D I P LO M A


PORTFOLIO

Nisha Gandhi C3274344 Landscape Architecture Portfolio PG Diploma Landscape Architecture Leeds Beckett University, UK


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SOUTHBANK SOUTHBANK PETERBOROUGH, UK

PORT CITY, AMSTERDAM AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS

BREWERY PARK BREWERY PARK LEEDS, UK

GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GOTTS PARK GARDEN, LEEDS, UK

TORO CREEK NATURE TORO CREEKUSA PARK, CALIFORNIA,

Site Information

Site Information

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Watershed Management Plan

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Concept + Masterplan

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Vision

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Context

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Context

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Visuals

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Masterplan

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Site Analysis

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Site Analysis

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Sections

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Frameworks

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Design Development

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Community Consultation

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Frameworks

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Character Areas

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Masterplan

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Feedback

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Planting Palette

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Focus Area

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Design Development

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Layout Plan

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Model

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Details

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Visuals

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Model + Analysis

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Group Exhibition

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RESUME RESUME

PERSONAL I currently work as a Project Consultant Landscape Architect at LDA Design, whilst studying for my MA in Landscape Architecture. I have high exposure to a diverse range of projects, which include residential developments, business parks, park restoration, development and regeneration, and urban and public realm. I have good experience working on design codes, preparing detailed general arrangement plans, landscape drawings, construction details, masterplan rendering, detailed sectional elevations, open space strategies, play area strategies, hard and soft material typologies, and producing specifications, at outline preliminary stage to reserved matters, planning, and tender stages. I have a keen eye for detail and story-telling, which are skills I apply both to the visual representation aspects of the work I produce. This can be seen in the presentations, documents, signage, and infographics I have produced.

LINKS

WORK www.linkedin.com/in/nishasgandhi

CURRENT

PROJECT CONSULTANT - LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT LDA DESIGN, PETERBOROUGH, UK

www.twitter.com/brightxside

(July 2013 - Present)

PREVIOUS

STUDENT ASSISTANT CAL POLY COORPORATION, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, USA

www.pinterest.com/nishagandhi

(November 2011 - June 2012)

www.issuu.com/nishagandhi

VINES BAR DERBY, UK (June 2011 - August 2011)

THE CLUB LEEDS, UK (January 2011 - June 2011)

EDUCATION 2016 PERSONAL Name

Nisha Gandhi

Languages

English

http://nishagandhi.co.uk

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA, LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY, LEEDS, UK

2013

BA(HONS) LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (1:1) LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, LEEDS, UK

2012

BLA LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (GPA: 3.6) CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, USA

2010

CONTACT Mobile

(+44)79437 32118

Email

nisha.gandhi@me.com

REFERENCES References available upon request.

PRODUCT DESIGN, IT + MATH (A/A/B) CHELLASTON SIXTH FORM, DERBY, UK

SOFTWARE ADOBE INDESIGN CC

RHINO 3D

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC

AUTOCAD

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC

KEYSCAPE

ArcGIS

SKETCHUP

SKILLS + THRILLS

Outdoors

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Travel

Coding

Rowing

Cycling

Blogging


SOUTHBANK, PETERBOROUGH Southbank in Peterborough was the main focus for Major Design Project during my Postgraduate level. The project theme was waterfront regeneration, for which I produced a feasibility study, technical study and design and access statement. The project focuses around bringing life to the rivers edge, and using the space to connect a corridor of green space along the river by designing a central park for the people of Peterborough.

PORT CITY, AMSTERDAM

This project is based around the port area of Amsterdam. Following the theme of bringing the city alive through various methods of green infrastructure approaches, I designed a masterplan to respond to creating a destination to the north-west of the city, and revive the industrial waterfront to focus on social living. The project site is split into five zones, where I focused on capturing the character in each through various green infrastructure related solutions.

SELECTED WORKS

BREWERY PARK, LEEDS This urban design project allowed me to explore my ability to respond to opportunities for a city park in Leeds. I created a strong connection between north and south Leeds through green corridors, shared public spaces, and an improved transportation infrastracture, allowing the park to be an anchor for community life and creative interaction.

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SOUTHBANK SITE INFORMATION POSTGRADUATE

The proposed site for major redevelopment is situated in central Peterborough, adjacent to the River Nene and within proximity of the city centre. The shape of the site is almost rectangular, with four sensitive boundaries. The north side is bounded by the river, with Frank Perkins Parkway (A1139) east, London Road (A15) west, and the Ely to Peterborough railway line bounding the south of the site. Within the bounds stated, the majority of the site area has previously been developed and vacated, making it a brownfield zone.

EMBANKMENT

KEY THEATRE

CITY CENTRE

Aerial photograph of Peterborough South Bank

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The site in its current situation is un-used and inaccessible. The site has not been maintained for any purpose and has previously been vandalised with graffiti in various locations. The Grade I Listed buildings and Flour Mill are vacant and have fallen to ill repair. There is no natural surveillance to the site, and it radiates a poor urban quality to the immediate context of the site and the city centre.


CONSTRAINTS

SENSITIVE RIVER EDGE LACK OF CONNECTION/ ACCESS INTO SITE MAIN ROAD BOUNDING EDGE

EXISTING BUILDINGS

LEVEL CHANGE

PARKWAY BOUNDING EDGE

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DEVELOPING IN FLOOD PLAIN (INDICATIVE)

EDGE

PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY (INDICATIVE)

OPPORTUNITIES CLOSE PROXIMITY TO CITY CENTRE

SOUTH BANK

ENHANCE/CREATE VIEWS TOWARDS CATHEDRAL + KEY THEATRE

LINK TO THE EMBANKMENT GREEN LINKS

CREATE A GREEN CORRIDOR

DEMOLISH ‘AQUA HOUSE’ ENHANCE EXISTING BUILDINGS ON SITE

LINK THROUGH RESIDENTIAL AREA

CONTINUOUS CYCLE/FOOTPATH LINK ALONG RIVER

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SOUTHBANK

CONCEPT + MASTERPLAN

SOUTHBANK PARK. THE INTERSECTION OF HERITAGE, CULTURE + NATURE. ACCESSIBILITY

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Design a quality destination in Peterborough City Centre that is well connected and accessible

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Responds to Peterborough’s target for more sustainable, cultural and economically sound developments


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ACCESS UNDER BRIDGE BY EXPANDING UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES ICONIC RED STEEL ARCH BRIDGE - PROVIDING A GATEWAY FROM THE SOUTH OF THE CITY TIMBER TERRACES DOWN TO MARGINAL/AQUATIC BUFFER AND REEDBEDS ORNAMENTAL PLANTING TERRACING DOWN WITH CONCRETE RETAINING WALLS

RIPARIAN BUFFER PLANTING TO RIVER EDGE, RETAINING EXISTING BIRCH PLANTING

GRADE II LISTED BUILDING - RESTORED FOR USE AS A CAFE / ART CENTRE / GALLERY SPACE

TIMBER PLATFORMS DOWN TO KAYAKING AREA HOTEL / OFFICE SPACE WITH UNDERGROUND PARKING

WET WOODLAND MARGINALS AND REEDS

REED PLANTING

WOODLAND MIX TIMBER DECKING (SUSPENDING IN AREAS)

GATEWAY

ORNAMENTAL PLANTING BEDS BUFFER TO THE MAIN ROAD AND TO FRAME VIEWS ACROSS SITE

WOODLAND SCRUB MIX

ACCESS BUFFER PLANTING

ACCESS MIXED USE BUILDINGS APARTMENTS WITH GROUND FLOOR COMMERCIAL OWNERSHIP COURTYARDS

SCULPTURE RELOCATION OF THE BAS-RELIEF ENGINEERING SCULPTURE

SQUARE IN FRONT OF ART CENTRE WITH TEMPORARY WATER FEATURE STRIPS FOR MULTI-FUNCTIONAL USE WATER FEATURE - SUNKEN IN GROUND WITH MARGINAL/AQUATIC PLANTING AND FLUSH TIMBER DECKING ACCESS. USED FOR EDUCATION/SHOW SPACE

WOODLAND SCRUB MIX ACCESS ROAD

URBAN FARMING SPACE/ SEASONAL BEDS

VARIOUS DEAD WOOD AND LOG PILES RETAINING WALL

FRANK PERKINS WAY

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SOUTHBANK VISUALS

CONCRETE STEPS TO WATERFRONT

MAIN ROUTE - RESIN BOUND GRAVEL TIMBER DECKING

AREAS OF OPEN WATER

MARGINAL AND AQUATIC MIX PLANTING (REFER TO GA) REEDBED MIX PLANTING (REFER TO GA)

FLOOD ZONE 2 (4.8m) HIGH WATER LEVEL (4.45m) HIGH WATER LEVEL (3.37m)

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DEAD WOOD

WET WOODLAND PLANTING

MIXED WOODLAND PLANTING

RETAINING WALL

RIVER NENE

REEDBED MIX PLANTING (REFER TO GA)

MARGINAL MIX PLANTING (REFER TO GA)

TIMBER DECKING

FLOOD ZONE 2 (4.8m) WATER LEVEL (4.45m)

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SOUTHBANK SECTIONS

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SOUTHBANK FRAMEWORKS

FUNCTIONS + USES

CONNECTIVITY

ACCESS / GATEWAY

PRIMARY PEDESTRIAN ROUTE

VEHICULAR ROUTE

SHARED FOOTWAY + CYCLEPATH

GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE TYPOLOGY

WOODLAND PLANTING / SCRUB MIX

RIPARIAN PLANTING

ORNAMENTAL PLANTING

MARGINAL / AQUATICS/ REEDS

GRASSES / MEADOW MIX SECONDARY PEDESTRIAN ROUTE

FLEXIBLE SPACES

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VIEWS + VISTAS

ACCESSIBILITY


TREE PLANTING

PLANTING PALETTE

Acer campestre

Alnus glutinosa

Betula nigra

Betula pendula

Betula pubescens

WOODLAND PLANTING / SCRUB MIX

Acer campestre

Crataegus monogyna

Prunus spinosa

Corylus avellana

Salix alba

Salix cinerea

Viburnum Opulus

MARGINAL / AQUATICS / REEDS

Rhamnus carthartica

Rosa canina

Alisma plantago

Apium nodiflorum

Caltha palustris

Carex acutiformis

Lythrum salicaria

Mentha aqautica

Typha angustifolia

Phragmites australis

RIPARIAN PLANTING

Alnus glutinosa

Betula pendula

Crataegus monogyna

Salix caprea

ORNAMENTAL PLANTING

ORNAMENTAL PLANTING SEASONAL CHANGE

Alchemilla mollis

Geranium Hakonechloa macrorrhizum macra ‘Aureolo’ ‘Ingwersens Variety’

WINTER

Helleborus niger

Alchemilla mollis Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Ingerwersens Variety’ Hakonenchloa macra ‘Aureolo’

Hemerocallis citrina

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

GRASSES / MEADOW MIX

Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’

Helleborus niger

Hemerocallis citrina

Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hameln’

Salvia nemorosa ‘Ostfriesland’ EM4 Meadow Mix

EG22 Amenity Grass

SPRING

SUMMER

AUTUMN


AMSTERDAM SITE INFORMATION POSTGRADUATE

The Netherlands, located on the coast of the North Sea, is a prosperous and uniquely cultured country. The name ‘Netherlands’ was inspired due to the country’s flat geography, with only 50% of land exceeding 1m above sea level. The country is known for highly liberal views and laws, and the advanced engineering involved in reclaiming land a mitigating floods.

Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands, is located in the north-west of the country, with approximately over 2 million inhabitants within the greater metropolitan area. Shown below is an aerial of the city, divided into eight municipal districts. The chosen site for this study is in Westpoort, located approximately 3km away from Amsterdam Central Station. The red line boundary on the aerial to the right shows the site, approximately 470 hectares in size.

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AMSTERDAM EAST AMSTERDAM SOUTH

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Amsterdam is home to a diverse range of art and culture, from theatres to museums, markets and festivals. Highlighted in the diagram to the right is a sample of the different types of cultural activities in the city.

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Over 1,500 cafes and bars 75 museums 900 types of animals in the Artis Zoo Over 8,000 16th to 18th Century buildings 207 paintings by Van Gogh

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- Create a rich landscape experience throughout the site - Enhance the existing blue infrastructure to create a well-connected and water- sensitive site - Enhance and maintain, where necessary, buildings and infrastructure on–site - Create functional spaces to promote year round use of the site - Maximise the experience of green and blue infrastructure by extending links north to south - Address the future needs of the city

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HABITAT HOTELS URBAN FARMING

SOLAR PANELS

PERMEABLE PAVING

BIODIVERSITY

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Sections and images are used to illustrate methods in which each aim could be applied on a site-wide scale. The principles are shown in more detail in the frameworks in the Frameworks section.

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The following covers the vision for Port City, showing aims and strategies based on the five basic principles shown opposite.

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WILDLIFE CORRIDORS

CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BUILDINGS WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN

SWALES

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DOMINANT WALKWAYS

GREEN WALLS

ATTRACTIVE FLORA

WILDLIFE NESTS PLAY SOLAR ROADWAYS METRO LINE

STREET TREES

RESIDENTIAL WITH COURTYARD

GREEN WAY

RESIDENTIAL WITH COURTYARD

PRIMARY ROAD

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AMSTERDAM MASTERPLAN

The eight diagrams below illustrate a snapshot of the design rationale behind the masterplan. These were turned into concepts to explore and masterplan an avenue of designs, ending with the most feasible design.

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BLUE PATTERNS

GREEN PATTERNS

CONSTRAINTS

VIEWS + GATEWAYS

URBAN GRAIN

CONNECTIVITY

CONCEPT

CHARACTER AREAS


FERRY LINK

RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS WETLANDS

WOODLAND PARK

HUB + URBAN FARMING

OFFICE PARKLAND

STUDENT HOUSING

RESIDENTIAL

RIVERSIDE APARTMENTS DOCKS

WATERFRONT PARK HOUTHAVEN (RESIDENTIAL)

SPORTS FACILITIES TRAIN STATION

UNIVERSITY

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AMSTERDAM FRAMEWORKS

The following frameworks below show the breakdown of uses and function within the site, and further rationale of the design.

WETLANDS WOODLAND LINEAR PARK

WETLANDS

HABITAT ISLANDS

URBAN FARMING OFFICE PARKLAND

WATERFRONT PARKLAND

LINEAR PARK

GREEN WEDGES

OVERGROUND PARK RESIDENTIAL COURTYARDS

GREEN LINKS

SPORT FIELDS ORCHARD WOODLAND PARK

Cemetery

GREEN WEDGES

Existing water

Proposed water

Blue links

Apartments

Terraced residential

Canal houses

Mixed use

Commercial/ OямГce

University

Student housing

Sports facilities

Train station

Hotel

Views

Landmarks

Existing

EMBANKMENT

PHASE THREE PHASE THREE

HUB

PHASE ONE

HARBOUR CIVIC DISTRICT

PHASE TWO

CULTURE DISTRICT

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Existing road

Proposed road

Rail

Underground infrastructure

Bridges

Ferry terminal

Metro station

Metro link

Proposed path

Links to existing

Proposed solar panel

Proposed wind turbine

Gateways


CHARACTER AREAS

The diagrams below show a flavour of the style and character within each of the zones.

THE HARBOUR

THE CULTURE DISTRICT

THE CIVIC DISTRICT

THE HUB

THE EMBANKMENT

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BREWERY PARK BREWERY PARK, LEEDS Year 3

This intensive specialist design project is based in central Leeds. The project focuses on connecting shared spaces, and creating an exploratory waterfront experience. The site is situated in South Leeds, sitting below the River Aire. The former brewery was founded in 1822 by Joshua Tetley, and then was taken over by Carlsberg in 1998. Demolished in 2012, the area has become a temporary parking lot, leaving behind the original art-deco style administration building. Surrounding the brewery, is a mix of retail outlets, mixed-use residential space, and offices.

“an anchor of community life and

creative interaction.�

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BREWERY PARK CONTEXT

EXISTING FEATURES

With the Tetley Brewery being a centrally located and vacant site, it is highly feasible to become a new destination for development.

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM

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SALEM CHURCH

RESIDENTIAL SETTING

RIVER AIRE

SURROUNDING AREAS

LEEDS TRAIN STATION

BREWERY WHARF

BRIDGE END, LEEDS

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BREWERY PARK SITE ANALYSIS

ACCESS ROUTES

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CONNECTIVITY


STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

CHALLENGES

OPPORTUNITIES

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RESIDENTIAL USE CENTRAL LOCATION RIVER LINKS FLAT GRADE HERITAGE SURROUNDING AMENITIES

SHADE PATTERN

LACK OF TRANSPORT EXCAVATION HEAVY TRAFFIC NEGLECTED AREAS ACCESS LACK OF CONNECTION

ASPECT HS2 PROPOSAL FLOODING SAFETY PARKING LINKS TO SURROUNDINGS

CITY CONNECTION CITY PARK LIVABLE SETTING PRESERVATION TRANSPORT OFFICE/RESIDENTIAL

BUILDING USE

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BREWERY PARK DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

DESIGN PROCESS The design process for this proposal was based on connecting existing spaces in the city, and creating shared functional spaces that can be accessed by all. The above diagrams are a result of experimenting with fluid lines and applied research into the principles of livable streets.

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BREWERY PARK MASTERPLAN

PEDESTRIANISED ACCESS

This conceptual masterplan outlines the different areas proposed for Brewery Park. The site extends from the edge of Granary Wharf, to Clarence Dock. The parks function is to provide a sanctuary for residents and visitors to the city, and be a keystone in connecting north and south Leeds. SOVEREIGN ST. ENTRY

GREEN ALLEY

WATERFRONT ELEVATED PEDESTRIAN ROUTE

HS2 STATION WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROAD ACCESS

OUTDOOR SOCIAL AREA

UNDERGROUND PARKING + ENTRY


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160m

MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

SHARED CORRIDOR

NEW DOCK ENTRANCE

PARKLAND

MIXED USE RESIDENTIAL

INFRASTRUCTURE WILDFLOWER MEADOW

WETLAND

OFFICE PARKLAND

OVERLAY


BREWERY PARK FOCUS AREA

WATERFRONT FOCUS The selected waterfront section shows a diverse range of mixed uses, materials and shared spaces. This section incorporates principles of livable streets through a shared cycle and pedestrian path, active frontages and places for gathering. Visitors receive a unique experience through two different routes, creative spaces in level changes, and an active interaction with the River Aire.

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BREWERY PARK LAYOUT PLAN

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MARSHALLS FERROCAST POST AND TENSION WIRE SYSTEM WITH IROKO HARDWOOD POST FENCE

METROPOLITAN COMBINED CONCRETE CHARCOAL FLAG PAVING 1000 x 400 x 40

MARSHALLS NOXER SILVER GREY FLAG PAVING 500 x 800 x 30

GATIC SLOT DRAIN 95mm PAVE SLOT

BELLUNO MODULAR CONCRETE BLOCK SEATING 400 x 500 x 1800

CAST CONCRETE PIMPLE TEXTURE PAVING

NATURAL GRANITE STONE 1100 x 1100 x 40

PRE-CAST CONCRETE (GRIT BLASTED) AND TIMBER SEATING (KWILE SLATS) 0.5m x 4.8m 2.4m

AUBRILAM ORLAM COLUMN LIGHTING 5000 x 76Ø

LIGHTLY TEXTURED GRANITE PAVERS, STEP TREAD + RISERS (CHARCOAL) 20 x 20 x 400

CAST IRON TREE GRILLE 1500 x 1500

ROLAWN MEDALLION TURF (0.5m contours)

MULCH

CROSSFALL

SPOT HEIGHT


BREWERY PARK DETAILS

SEASONAL INTEREST CHART

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FIXED BESPOKE SEATING 2.5m x 0.8m x 14.5m Iroko hardwood slats 20 x 56 x 1000 (typ). FSC approved. Stained finish. Galvanised steel posts 30Ø. Embedded into a 300mm concrete pile foundation. Polyester powder coated. Customisation: End caps and chamfer edges (unspecified). Fixed with 12mm stainless steel bolts and nuts.


WATERFRONT RAILING 1:10

GATIC SLOT DRAIN 95mm PAVE SLOT 1:10

MARSHALLS FERROCAST POST AND TENSION WIRE SYSTEM WITH IROKO HARDWOOD POST FENCE Stained Iroko rail (FSC approved). Wall brackets: Galvanised steel (132.2 X 7.8 X 100). Fixings: 12mm stainless steel factory swaged threaded terminal with cable quick nut cover.

BELLUNO MODULAR CONCRETE BLOCK SEATING 400 x 500 x 1800

MARSHALLS NOXER SILVER GREY FLAG PAVING 500 x 800 x 30

MID-GREY GRANITE KERB WITH CONCRETE FITTING 260 x 80

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BREWERY PARK MODEL + ANALYSIS

CHANGES IN LEVEL

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SPATIAL ORGANISATION


SPATIAL CHARACTERISTICS

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GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN Year 3

Gotts Park is located in Upper Armley, West Leeds. It is home to a local golf course, Benjamin Gotts’ estate and the walled garden. Designed by Humphrey Repton in 1820, the walled garden once provided fruit and vegetables for Armley House. After WWII, the walled garden was famously known as a local attraction due to its exceptional display of roses. The site today remains vacant, used as a recreational walking route with the occasional occurrence of anti-social behaviour. The site is now being proposed as a new public community garden to be maintained in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers.

“weaving community and opportunity into the

fabric of a historic walled garden.”

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GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN CONTEXT

WALLED GARDEN ENTRANCE

TOP TERRACE

ROSE BEDS

SHADE + WIND PATTERN 48


EAST WALL - GRADE II LISTED

ACCESS ROUTES, NEARBY AREAS + GREEN SPACE

SITE ANALYSIS Diagrams of major observations and considerations taken into account during the design process.

ACCESS + ROUTES

VIEWS + VISTAS

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GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN COMMUNITY CONSULTATION

Consultation with the community was an important factor in this public realm project. A planned consultation took place in Armley on the 8th October 2012, at the Copper Kettle Cafe. Prior to the consultation, flyers were designed and displayed locally to communicate the event. An online survey and Facebook group were also setup for those unable to attend. The main consultation was based around active involvement from the community, by having them input their opinions onto cocktail stick tags, and placing them onto a map of Armley.

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FEEDBACK RESULTS Using a mixture of approaches in our consultation, a quality response was achieved from the community which assisted in producing well-informed design responses.

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GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

CONCEPT Armley has a rich heritage and reputation related to milling. This was used as inspiration to design a connected and fluid site, achieving character through ‘weaving’ spaces.

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SLICED GROUND PLANE

0.5m CONTOURS

SKETCHUP IMAGERY

MODEL

DEVELOPMENT These series of sketches represent the stages of development towards the final design proposal (displayed on title page). 53


GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN VISUALS

PARK ENTRANCE

GAME AREA

COMMUNITY CAFE ARBOUR VIEW

VIEW FROM TERRACE


KNOT GARDEN

SIDE ENTRANCE

FOOD PLANTING AREA

OPEN LAWN

STORAGE

POLYTUNNEL


GOTTS PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN GROUP EXHIBITION

GROUP MASTERPLAN PROPOSAL 56

GROUP PORTFOLIO

EXHIBITION DISPLAY


EXHIBITION NIGHT (31.01.13) 57


TORO CREEK NATURE PARK TORO CREEK NATURE PARK, USA Year 2

This project examines a decommissioned oil facility located just off of Highway 1, and north of Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo county. The site is located south of Toro Creek and it’s estuary as it flows into the Pacific Ocean. The terminal received crude oil from interior valley oil production facilities and loaded it into ships for transport from the 1930’s until 1999. This project interprets and applies understanding of environmental and ecological issues, in order to plan and design within the natural and built systems found in and around the Toro Creek Watershed. Emphasising recreation and education, this design proposal offers a nature park open for public and private use that integrates and respects its local surroundings.

COASTAL 58

ESTUARY

STEEP DENSELY VEGETATED AREA

RIPARIAN

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL


BIRD PAVILION TRAIL

NON-NATIVE VEGETATION

AGRICULTURE

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TORO CREEK NATURE PARK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN

VEGETATION

AGRICULTURE

COASTAL

• Water management system to keep pollutants out of the water. • Create safety net for surrounding habitats.

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NON-NATIVE GRASSLANDS

RIPARIAN

• Preserve and enhance rangelands. • Restore native grasses and foraging habitat. • Create trail system that connects coast to upper elevations.

• Remove non-native and replant native plants. • Stabilise creek bed and banks. • Protect creek from agricultural runoff and intrusion.

ESTUARY

PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL

• Conserve and restore flora and fauna. • Encourage low impact recreation. • Tightly regulated hours of operation.

• Regulation of future developments. • Enhancements of existing conditions. • Offer conservation easements.

NATIVE VEGETATION

STEEP DENSELY VEGETATED AREA

• Preserve the native species in the area and remove invasive species. • Controlled fires. • Keep livestock out of the area. • Periodic site observations.

• Analysis and management of potential hazards. • Road protection and enhancement. • Soil and rock stabilisation around human impacted areas.

Regulation of future development. Conservation planning. Coastal erosion prevention. Historical and cultural preservation.

STAKEHOLDERS

RURAL LAND USE

MORRO BAY ZONING

SLOPE ANALYSIS

BASEMAP

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NATURE PARK LOCATION

CONCEPTUAL MANAGEMENT PLAN The management plan is derived from a series of overlays (seen opposite). The five layers show where zoning laws and property ownership overlap with the physicality of vegetation and the gradient across the landscape, to provide a good sense of opportunities and constraints for specified sections of the watershed. 61


Nisha Gandhi Landscape Architecture Portfolio  

Nisha Gandhi Landscape Architecture Portfolio. Selection of various projects from 2011-2013. UK & USA

Nisha Gandhi Landscape Architecture Portfolio  

Nisha Gandhi Landscape Architecture Portfolio. Selection of various projects from 2011-2013. UK & USA

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