Churchman Landscape Architects and Studio Weave are to work on the extension of the Thames pathway at Nine Elms
Studio Weave are collaborating with Churchman on the architectural elements of the new linear park and nature reserve along the 2km extension to the Thames Path which will run past the new US Embassy being designed by Kieran Timberlake.
The walkway will sit on top of a timber and steel structure ‘reminiscent of the old timber piers’.
The sculptured wooden structure will be painted with a pattern referencing the history of Nine Elms and the River Thames.
Alongside the raised garden, the practice has also proposed a series of planters along the length of the riverside walk.
Each of the individual planters is constructed from 1mx1m pressed steel panels which will be sprayed with copper.
Studio Weave is currently working in collaboration with Brick Box on meanwhile uses for the area including a series of temporary structures and interventions.
This first phase of the extension project which includes three pocket parks and a pavilion will be installed early in 2015.
Location Bourne Valley Wharf, Nine Elms Thames Footpath
Client Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership
Architect Studio Weave
Landscape and planning consultant Churchman Landscape Architects
Structural engineer Buro Happold
Quantity surveyor Jackson Coles
Collaborator Brick Box