LDA Design has had a successful few weeks: completing Moscow’s Gorky Park and winning new design projects London Meridian Lakes and Swansea Tidal Bay
Gorky Park will, the practice claims, rival Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London. The design draws on Russia’s cultural heritage, dating back to the 18th Century. Seven distinct landscapes each represent a different historical period. There are also nine activity hubs.
The masterplan includes the restoration of historic buildings in the park, and the boundary will be transformed with improved access and six new entrances.
At Enfield in north London, the Meridian Water masterplan covers 82ha alongside the Lee Valley Regional Park. It provides waterfront living with open spaces, leisure facilities and a new high street that will offer community shopping, health facilities, a library, three schools, a technical college and a police presence, all set within parkland, with improved connectivity to the surrounding area.
The practice has also been appointed to masterplan the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, which should provide 250MW of installed tidal power capacity, with reliable, predictable electricity generation for 120 years; with a capability of 16 hours’ generation every day. The masterplan covers both sea and landside areas.