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A Stadium for Bath RIVERSIDE REGENERATION PRECEDENTS FEBRUARY 2018


GRANARY SQUARE & CANAL SIDE LONDON, UK

> KEY INFORMATION • Area has transformed from an under used to a vibrant new part of the city • F&B uses animate the square • Year round activation with pop up events, markets,festivals,concerts, floating cinema etc

> RELEVANCE • Site has acted as a regenaration catalyst in the wider Kings Cross area and a key factor for establishing Kings Cross as a cultural and creative hub • Vibrant well used public space in the foreground of a building • Stepped access to canal • All year round activation


RHONE RIVER BANKS LYON, FRANCE

> KEY INFORMATION • In Situ Architects • 5 km green route for cyclists and pedestrians • Encourages multimodal means of transport and sustainable modes • Improves river access • Panoramic city views • Play areas for children and adults to encourage activation

> RELEVANCE • Stepped access to river • Design consideration to prevent flooding by creating a wall structure • Sensitive approach towards sustainability. Project has created a high quality ecosystem with birds, fish and beavers.


CHEONGGYECHEON RIVER PARK SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

> KEY INFORMATION • KCAP Architects • 3.6-mile-long stream corridor that attracts over 60,000 visitors daily • Former industrial site • Sustainable approach that has increased local biodiversity, reduced the urban heat effect and air pollution, improved the public transit ridership and the downtown quality of life • Greater economic development in the surrounding area • Flood relief channel

> RELEVANCE • Level difference and promenading on higher level - views from above • Environmental approach taken to flood prevention and climate change resilience • Biodiversity and ecology design approach • The project’s success has intrigued more riverside regeneration projects across the city • 24 hours activation ensuring surveillance and safety • Pop up activation such as market stands for food and craft vendors • Events and art installations


PAPROCANY WATERFRONT TYCHY, POLAND

> KEY INFORMATION • Rober Skitek Architect • 400m long • Site is located in close proximity to recreation and sports attractions • Design allows for different visual appreciation along the various spots • Promenade connects with pedestrian/bicycle path running on the back side • A new meeting destination in the city

> RELEVANCE • Extension of the promenade onto the water • Different levels offer various ways of navigation and views appreciation • Play element embodied in the design to link with the wider context of play and recreation activities


HAFEN CITY HAMBURG, GERMANY

> KEY INFORMATION • KCAP Architects • Major redevelopment project in Hamburg city where a central area is developed as a focal point • Retail and leisure provision along with residential, cultural and community uses • Strong focus on flood protection • Historic dock structures and materiality has been retained

> RELEVANCE • Environmental approach taken to flood prevention and climate change resilience where the topography of the entire site is being raised 8 to 9 meters above sea level • Local materiality has been retained • Retail and leisure component • Level difference and promenading on higher level - views from above


PARADE & CANAL SQUARE KILKENNY, IRELAND

> KEY INFORMATION • GKMP Architects • Restoration of public amenity space • The parade connects the 13th Century Castle to High Street • Georgian facades and mature trees along the path • The Parade is cleared of car parking and unified by a continuous stone floor where geometry derives from the built context • A wide strip of coloured marble delineates the separation between the pedestrian area and the narrowed roadway

> RELEVANCE • Historic context along riverfront • Level difference between river and castle gardens • Continuous walkway along riverbank with varying edge condition


RIVER ACTIVITIES PRECEDENTS


RIVER ACTIVITIES

CHICAGO RIVERWALK, USA


RIVER ACTIVITIES

KALVEBOD WAVES, DENMARK


RIVER ACTIVITIES

WALLER CREEK, AUSTIN


RIVERSIDE REGENERATION WIDER SELECTION PRECEDENTS


AKER BRYGGE PROMENADE OSLO, NORWAY

> KEY INFORMATION • LINK Landscape Architects • 12km long public accessible waterfront promenade, connecting the city’s east and west • Total area:10 000 sqm • Mixed use area: residential, retail, culture and restaurants • Regeneration project brought activation and social interaction • Increases visual and physical contact with Oslo’s fjord landscpae • Flexibility in unplanned activities

> RELEVANCE • Stepped access to river • Retail and f&b animate the backdrop • Linearity • “Staying” activities encourage activation and social interaction • Level change between streetscape and river • Aspiration to retain and enhance local landscape appreciation


INDIANAPOLIS WATERFRONT INDIANAPOLIS, USA

> KEY INFORMATION • Sasaki Architects • 9 miles long green ribbons of walking and bicycle trails along both banks of the river that link the downtown with existing recreational corridors to the north and south of the city center • Prior to regeneration the site was a decrepit riverfront and an abandoned industrial canal • Mix of commercial, cultural and institutional destination • Achieves civic regeneration and social sustainability • Views to the city • Public and private investment

> RELEVANCE • Sequential journey along waterfront with different types of open space, activities and programme • Integration of level change • Improved access to river and river appreciation as a whole in the city


PASSAIC WATERFRONT PARK NEWARK, USA

> KEY INFORMATION • • • •

7 mile development Open Views Events and activities Low cost budget: Boardwalk is made of recycled plastic • Project achieves social interaction and activation

> RELEVANCE • Catalyst for the wider area regeneration • Associated with sports and play • Pop up events • Linearity • Low cost materiality


SAVA PROMENADE BELGRADE, SERBIA

> KEY INFORMATION • RTKL, SWA • 1.8km long strip of a waterfront promenade for both cyclists and pedestrians • F&B create an active frontage • Care to provide technology such as interactive screens and wi-fi produced through solar energy • Water resilient materiality to ensure flood mitigation • Energy efficient through the exclusive use of energy efficient LED lighting sources • Great attention has been given to the selection of luminaries and lighting effects to ensure that light pollution is kept to a minimum

> RELEVANCE • Technology as part of the design thinking • Sustainability in terms of materiality and lighting strategy • Flood mitigation measures • Linearity • Active frontage (f&b offer, pop ups, events)


AALBORG WATERFRONT AALBORG, DENMARK

> KEY INFORMATION • CF Moller Architects • Waterfront development as part of the wider regeneration of the port city • Public promenade stretched for 1km along the waterfront • Overall ambition to give the port back to the city • Link the central urban district with the fjord • Flood mitigation consideration with higher level seating area • Shallow cuts were made into the plinth to create lower-level areas that are more sheltered from the wind, with stepped areas around the sides that double as seating • Seats were added along the plinth and promenade in different directions to catch sunlight or offer the best views

> RELEVANCE • Tourist destination - on the foreground of Musikeens Hus, cultural destination building • Design corresponds to flood mitigation measures • Year round activation with events • Reconnects the city with the water


ZHANGJIAGANG RIVER JIANGSU, CHINA

> KEY INFORMATION • Botao Landscape • Overall length of 2,200 m • Development’s target is to reduce the pollution and water import, recover the natural ecology of the river; create a new open space, provide a more pleasant environment and improve infrastructure functions of the entire region

> RELEVANCE • Environmental sustainable approach to reduce pollution, improve biodiversity and become a paradigm for the wider area


WATER WORKS PARK MINNEAPOLIS, USA

> KEY INFORMATION • SCAPE was commissioned to reestablish a connection to a historic section of the Mississippi river by a new waterfront park adjacent to st. Anthony falls • The four acre site will feature heritage ruins, wide stretches of local vegetation, bike/pedestrian pathways, a pavilion structure, and a series of flexible landscape ‘rooms’. • The contemporary water landscape infrastructure includes a wet-dry scrim foundation and a year-round weep-wall fed by storm water • The development will improve the public access to the riverfront site, exposing its history, and enhancing its ecology > RELEVANCE • Located at level difference in river and river crossings • Multiple level changes between urban grid and river • ‘Water Works’ park development is sited next to a waterfall on the Mississippi river


Stadium for Bath Riverside Regeneration Precedents  
Stadium for Bath Riverside Regeneration Precedents