London, United Kingdom | 2014-
Since 2014 Gustafson Porter + Bowman have been working on the concept design and development of the landscape for all phases of Chelsea Barracks in West London.
To define the relationship between the architecture and external spaces within the development, we began by referencing the surrounding urban character of Chelsea. This includes the red-brick buildings of the Cadogan Estate, parts of the Grosvenor Estate which sit adjacent to the site, and Pimlico, one of the oldest villages in Chelsea. Our design embodies timeless qualities in the use of historic railings, thoughtful planting, high- quality paving materials and urban furniture. The sequence of squares throughout the scheme evoke this character and continue the historic urban grid while providing a varied and engaging environment which encourages interaction between residents
The masterplan embraces a variety of public squares and private gardens which respond to different environments across the site. Across all phases, the choice of materials and planting unifies the public realm providing a continuous identity, while the design and detailing of each space creates individual characters.