Underground Mushroom Tunnel Wins London’s High Line-Inspired Green Design Competition

by , 10/14/12

High Line, NYC, London, green design, urban spaces, public park, open space, mushroom farm, design competition

The runner-up award wend to Y/N Studio‘s Lido Line, which would revamp a portion of the Regent’s Canal, transforming it into an outdoor lap pool for those who were inspired by this year’s summer Olympics. The retrofitted channel would make it possible to swim the ‘Lido Line’ from Little Venice all the way to Limehouse.

Honorable Mentions:

Bridge-It by HTA seeks to unlock inaccessible transport corridors around the existing transport network with green linear parks built over, under and beside railway lines that open up cycling and walking networks.

Barge Walk by Erika Richmond and Peggy Pei-Chi Chi is a design to re-connect people with water via the creation of a linear park, a farm and wetland on floating barges at the edge of Canary Wharf.

Bus Roots by Wynne James makes use of the many empty roof spaces of bus shelters to create raised gardens with sparrow colonies, insect hotels and miniature wildflower meadows. Each bus shelter garden would be looked after by its local community, school or street.

[Re]Structure by Scott Badham and Ian Fisher is a system of biocentric ‘mats’ and ‘sleeves’ that can be layered onto buses, trams and trains to create mobile gardens.

Green Arteries by Bell Phillips Architects, Spacehub and AECOM is a scheme to transform London’s flyovers into productive and beautiful green arteries to reduce the urban heat island effect and traffic noise and encourage biodiversity.

+ Green Infrastructure Ideas Competition

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