Gallery: James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olymp...

The entire south plaza will be transformed into 55-acres of public “active spaces”.

The redesigned Olympic Park will include a 12-metre wide tree-lined promenade that will open up to a series of outdoor “rooms”, separated by tall grasses. These active spaces will host a classic carousel, an amphitheater and a play space with a climbing wall. There will also be spaces reserved for picnics, concerts and other events.

The design also includes the addition of variety of trees and plants native to the local area, with planting and horticulture by Piet Oudolf , who also lent his design talents to The Highline. We think London is pretty lucky to be receiving such talent! So for those of us who didn’t make it to the Olympic games this year—no worries—here is a reason to plan a visit to the park grounds for future years to come.

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+Piet Oudolf

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