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RICHARD WARNER UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WITH TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNING

BA Hons | The University of Sheffield 2011 - 2014


RICHARD WARNER UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WITH TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNING

BA Hons | The University of Sheffield 2011 - 2014

I am an undergraduate student at The University of Sheffield studying Landscape

Architecture with Town & Regional Planning. I am nearing the end of my third year of study and seeking a year out placement before beginning my master’s degree. This portfolio exhibits the range of work I have completed over the past three years while demonstrating the array of skills and knowledge I have gained. Please

contact me for any further details and a copy of my CV: richardwarnerlandscape@gmail.com


CONTENTS OF WORK SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN

PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN

THE PUBLIC REALM

RIVELIN VALLEY REGENERATION

LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION

FINAL DESIGN PROJECT

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN N

PROJECT BACKGROUND A successful sustainable housing scheme is achieved by providing a strong platform based on appropriate existing theory and informed design. It should act as a catalyst for a thriving and ever growing hub of social and ecological sustainability to create a living environment distinctive and functional in character. The key vision for this project is to provide a fertile platform for a community to anchor their roots and bloom into a flourishing sustainable society. The scheme makes use of existing site characteristics including distinct topography and patterns of light and drainage to bring sustainable interventions that work in harmony with environmentally friendly forms of energy supply and transport as well as sustainable urban drainage.

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING DESIGN

Effective light capture became a key drive in the design development. This came in the form of roof layout with south-facing slopes to accommodate photo-voltaic cells as well as a sequence of private and public spaces that benefit from the optimum amount of direct sunlight.

The unusually dramatic unnatural topography present on site lent itself to a sustainable urban drainage system that included rain gardens to collect surface run off and greywater along with reed beds for water filtration.

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REGENERATION OF THE RIVELIN VALLEY LANDSCAPE PLANNING PROJECT BACKGROUND Once a thriving hub of industrial activity, the Rivelin valley has since declined from its past function, leaving unique evidence of the valley’s rich heritage to be claimed by nature and succession of vegetation. This process has transformed the area into a post-industrial wildscape.

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The multitude of industrial artifacts to be found within the landscape, both intact and suffering from neglect, hold important cultural value. Such features should be preserved and sensitively adapted to the evolving function of the river valley. The largely untouched ecology provides an exciting basis for responsive design and management to enhance and diversify the user experience.

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KEY: Ancient woodland

Minimal intervention, added undergrowth to increase biodiversity

Coppice woodland

Periodically cut back, timber used as resource for structures on-site.

Ecotone vegetation

Creates new woodland edge to border allotments, varying visual permeability

Wildflower meadow

Enhances entrances, replacing mown grass.

Wetland habitat

Species-rich, created within overgrown mill ponds.

Low-level undergrowth

Ground level interest, providing habitats and biodiversity.

Allotment gardens

Natural footpath

Wooden boardwalk

Privately rented, local food production.

River Rivelin

Course of the river and past manmade alterations.

Aggregate footpath

Key historical interest

Public amenities

Natural play opportunity

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Existing bus stop Proposed bus stop

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REGENERATION OF THE RIVELIN VALLEY

Creating a rich sensory and provocative journey through a range of biodiverse habitats, taking the user through the post-historic wildscape, exciting, educating and enthusing in a variety of ways. A culturally attuned approach to landscape planning, taking into account past and present characteristic and functional elements as well as allowing future evolution. This informs a design and management strategy sensitive to the historical wildscape of the Rivelin Valley, considerate of the existing ecology and post-industrial remains.

Different levels of intervention throughout the site create a variety of user experiences, inviting people to engage with the landscape in a range of ways. A modified system of pathways navigate unique thresholds, providing varying legibility and levels of challenge, taking users on a journey where they can make choices that will alter their experience; promoting feelings of excitement, mystery and adventure. Existing historical components on-site are sympathetically adapted to unveil new potential such as the conversion of millponds to rich wetland habitats and the use of industrial remains as alternative forms of informal seating.

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URBAN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNING PROJECT BACKGROUND This project is directed towards planning and design as well as property development and financial viability aspects of the development process in Town Planning. The project uses knowledge and understanding of market and regulatory factors influencing the property development process; application of appropriate methods and techniques to the financial appraisal of specific development opportunities; and appreciation of the interaction of market, regulatory, financial and design elements of property development. The scheme brings vitality to a neglected area of Sheffield close to the heart of the city through a diverse mixed use development. Bringing vibrant and diverse function to a run down area, catering for the needs of the surroundings while attracting new and exciting activity for a range of users.

PLAN OF PROPOSED DESIGN SHOWING MASSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF USES THROUGH STOREYS:

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Key: New build offices (high quality) CafĂŠs & restaurants Apartments (high quality) Retail (convenience) Bars Leisure facilities (gym) Warehouse conversion maisonettes Basement car parking

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URBAN DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

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Visualisation from public green space at the east of site

Visualisation from Corporation Street

The design process involved specifying and testing options for the layout of proposed and retained buildings, streets and spaces, including any significant areas of new public space and landscape. The arrangement of proposed landuses, including the location of all parking provision and areas of servicing required to serve the intended uses within the scheme. Proposed building heights massing was specified which allowed a financial appraisal of the entire scheme to be undertaken to assess its viability, this document is available on request.

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Elevated view of model from north-west of site


LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION & CAD N

DETAILED GRADING & LAYOUT This construction project is part of the final integrated design project seen at the end of my protfolio.

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The upper plaza functions primarily as a direct thoroughfare with a row of trees in tree pits to guide movement; the lower platform has a close connection to the river with a boardwalk branching out to the water’s edge with seating and pausing points. A

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SECTION A1 - A2

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SCALE 1:100

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Retaining wall with staggered concrete units Poured concrete with formal etched finish Permeable resin bound aggregate tree pit Upright concrete retaining wall

E. Freestanding timber and galvanised steel bench F. Connection socket between timber platform and concrete surfacing G. Timber platform and boardwalk with bench detail H. Timber boardwalk handrail detail

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LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION & CAD BOARDWALK & PLATFORM CONSTRUCTION PLAN VIEW

example photographs

SECTION Section showing material connection between boardwalk platform and concrete socket, attaching the timber structure to the solid concrete form.

3 - DIMENSIONAL BOARDWALK CONSTRUCTION 1:20 MODEL

TIMBER & TREATMENT Iroko - a highly durable hardwood which is resistant to decay, prolonging the lifetime of the structure as much as possible. Tar Oil - pressure impregnation, providing long lasting and effective preservation, especially effective for vertical timber supports in the ground.

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THE PUBLIC REALM - SHEFFIELD CIQ Masterplan detailing one section of the route:

PROJECT BACKGROUND The Cultural Industries Quarter (CIQ) of Sheffield is a hub of diverse form and function with rich historical character. Hidden elements of beauty, art and history within the area have the potential to form a vibrant journey, a series of spaces for community appreciation and engagement. The project involved selecting a series of spaces within the CIQ, each with their own distinct character, and linking these to create a new route through the CIQ, greatly enhancing and regenerating the public realm. The concept of a gallery approach to design and linking spaces drove the project. The idea is for the public to move through different spaces, galleries, and experience their distinct characteristics as part of the CIQ, the gallery. Key elements within each space included connections with the river, renowned street art, cityscape and references to the history and industrial past of the area. The scheme was awarded The Rosie Reynolds Prize for Innovative Design.

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THE PUBLIC REALM - SHEFFIELD CIQ Connecting spaces, movement, sustainable drainage:

A gallery of spaces: Conceptual modeling

The vision of the scheme is to design a series of spaces within the Cultural Industries Quarter (CIQ) of Sheffield, linking them through innovative and coherent design to enhance the public realm with an exciting route through the CIQ.

Places to pause, new vitality, revealing history:

A diverse range of spaces with hidden characteristics and key locations reveal the rich history and culture of the area and create connections with the city centre and other surrounding areas. The conceptual modeling and design process of the route was carried out along with two other students and presented in a gallery themed exhibition to support the concept of the scheme. The scheme was awarded The Rosie Reynolds Prize for Innovative Design.

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FINAL DESIGN PROJECT - CONCEPT & VISION VISION: FORGING CONNECTIONS

URBAN FOREST

Developing a landscape that forges together key connections and green corridors within the city, diversified by the influence of the distinct characteristics and functions of varying routes to provide a landscape rich in range of users, function and spatial sequences; binded by the forging of linear connections and a broader greenspace network.

Vision: 1 - 5 years

Bare-root Oak, Hazel and Ash at 14/16cm girth and approximately 4m height will give key wooded areas structure at an early stage. Masonry material and rubble from demolition will give immediate structure to primary wooded paths, allowing a medium for vegetation to take hold of. Vision: 15 + years

IMMEDIATE ENGAGEMENT It is important to consider the function of the landscape in the short-term before vegetation has matured and even as soon as construction begins. Within the site is the spiral structure of an car ramp which provided vehicular access to the market, this will be retained and become a landmark feature within the scheme. As construction begins and development progresses people will be able to view the progress from the platform to create an immediate connection with the landscape allowing visual engagement from an early stage and eventually enjoy views over a fully established thriving city park.

Trees will mature to sculpt space, creating shelter and framing views; glades in the urban forest will provide opportunities for discovery, revealing the castle ruins within the woodland as an educational and natural play element.

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FINAL DESIGN PROJECT - MASTERPLAN CASTLEGATE SHEFFIELD: A RIVERSIDE CITY PARK N

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PROJECT OVERVIEW A city park close to the town centre, the Castegate site is steeped in history with the remains of Sheffield Castle and the site of historical markets for decades.

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The scheme creates strong connections between the city centre, hotel district, train station and student accommodation hub. Spatial sequences and the vegetation strategy are guided by the continuity of lines which represent key connections, both physically and visually; strong lines stitch the scheme together while directing and framing views as well as influencing patterns of movement.

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FINAL DESIGN PROJECT - DETAILED DESIGN CASTLEGATE SHEFFIELD: A RIVERSIDE CITY PARK N

1:200 @ A2

The park has a diverse mix of path systems provide the user with choices when moving through the landscape. Narrow, informal pathways meander through low level vegetation and into dense wooded areas; boardwalks wind through wetland habitats and over the river; linear routes channel movement directly towards a destination. A car ramp which is present onsite is retained as a landmark feature that will have instant impact as the park develops. The elevated spiral can be walked up, providing views over the landscape, allowing users to experience the landscape from and different perspective, watching the park grow and flourish.

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FINAL DESIGN PROJECT - SITE SECTIONS A1 - A2: West to East Site Section

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A2 Shared surface channel providing service access to buildings

Sheltered square on woodland edge in prime location for visitors and employees of adjacent services

Informal woodland path

Castle remains hidden within woodland glade

Primary channel dissecting woodland with views across the site.

Retained vehicle ramp as landmark element with views over the landscape and surrounding cityscape.

Gathering point creating exciting framed view up through the structure surrounded by tall, narrow poplar trees.

Tiered plazas with connection to waters edge and views along the River Don.

B1 - B2: South to Northeast Site Section

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The public realm edge

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Altered topography contains footpath, sculpting space and channeling movement.

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Specimen Ginkgo biloba creates landmark statement at the nucleus of the landscape.

Castle remains set within the landscape

Boardwalks branching out into the river, changing water level can alter which routes are accessible


FINAL DESIGN PROJECT - VISUALISATION ONGOING WORK

Poplar trees penetrate spiral structure, users engage with tree canopy

Car ramp becomes a landmark feature with views over landscape and visual connections with city

Plaza with rows of Liquidambar, connecting the site to other city spaces through vegetation species.

Avenue of trees guides movement, clusters of trees restrict views, a threshold to reveal spaces.

Lower plaza with strong relationship with water, vertical proportion of spaces creates informal seating.

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Physical connection to river with views along Don with visual connection to Lady’s Bridge.

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OTHER DOCUMENTS & REPORTS Over past 3 years I have produced numerous written documents and reports in both Landscape and Town Planning disciplines. A selection of these are briefly described below, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you wish for a full copy of any document.

FINANCIAL APPRAISAL REPORT (TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNING)

LANDSCAPE PLANNING REPORT

LANDSCAPE & VISUAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT

LANDSCAPE PLANTING JOURNAL

LAND CONTAMINATION REPORT

A financial report compiled as part of planning and urban design project involving property development. The report gives a detailed analysis of financial viability in all aspects of the development process through financial appraisal. This is in relation to the Urban Design Development Process scheme.

This report explores the roles of The Council of Europe’s European Landscape Convention and the National Planning Policy Framework along with other guidance in informing a new Local Development Framework, with strong consideration of Landscape, for a mock district council in the Yorkshire & the Humber region.

An independent Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment produced as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment for an opencast coal mine site proposed by Cobex Ltd. Part of a comprehensive Environmental Statement to document the potential impacts of the proposal and assess its validity.

This document, produced over the summer of 2013, involved visiting four designed landscapes with an aim to extend my knowledge of plants, and make observations on their use and maintenance. The project greatly benefited my knowledge of landscape plantings and plant identification.

Addressing the issues involved in the assessment, treatment and after-use of a former colliery and tar distillation site. A pictorial and tabulated conceptual model were produced to fully understand the implications of the site. This lead to remediation and mitigation proposals to deal with the contaminated land.

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RICHARD WARNER UNDERGRADUATE PORTFOLIO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WITH TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNING

BA Hons | The University of Sheffield 2011 - 2014

Thank you for taking the time to look through some of my work. If you would like any further information or would like to see any of the work shown in greater detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch. My CV is available on request.

Email: richardwarnerlandscape@gmail.com Telephone: (+44) 07935364275

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