We won an international competition to deliver a new “play, leisure and learning experience of international renown” in the northern Olympic Park in Stratford.
Working with erect architecture and a complex web of stakeholders, clients, statutory consultees and the Games planning authority, we designed Tumbling Bay, an expansive playscape, delivering challenging play experiences for all ages.
Visitors are drawn through a series of character areas: a hazel copse and birch pioneer woodland encouraging den-making and play-trails; a sand and water area where children can become water engineers; and climax woodland – with climbing nets, organic treetop pods and connecting bridges. The undulating topography envelops the popular new café and multi-functional community hub.
Visitor numbers quickly exceeded those anticipated, with people coming to the park even as the surrounding neighbourhoods are created. The BREEAM Excellent-rated playground has won several awards and provides a well-loved, exciting place to play for future local residents and visitors alike.
“Getting the park designed and built within the timeframe to a standard that we can all be proud of is a fantastic achievement. It is a significant asset that has been added to the Park.”
Jessica Gavaghan, LLDC, Project Sponsor
Services employed: Landscape Design