International Quarter London

 
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London, United Kingdom | 2015-

Located at the gateway to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, International Quarter London is one of London’s largest new mixed-use developments. Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s landscape design covers the entire development and is comprised of a sequence of public realm spaces and plazas.

Endeavour Square is the central civic space for the first phase of the development and will be the focus and orientation space for visitors arriving from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford City and the new Culture and Education District. It is approached from Westfield Avenue through an alley of oak trees and is activated by three diamond-shaped water features which will engage visitors and reflect the buildings, sky, surrounding planting, and a new pavilion.

Our work also includes one of the largest green walls in the UK. Running along the Woolwich railway line, a 300m long textured concrete biodiversity wall defines the southwestern edge of the site. Its textured surface allows for self-clinging plants to colonise the wall and encourage biodiversity. These native plants will attract birds, pollinators and insects and are supplemented by more than 50 bird and bat boxes.

Gustafson Porter + Bowman is working closely in collaboration with Acme, AECOM, Arney Fender Katsalidis, Buro Happold, GIA Equation, Green Infrastructure Consultancy, Makower Architects, and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Endeavour Square was the first major public space to be delivered within the masterplan, completed in 2018.

 
 Masterplan of proposed development

Masterplan of proposed development

 Planting in Endeavour Square, June 2018

Planting in Endeavour Square, June 2018

 Endeavour Square (Completed 2018)

Endeavour Square (Completed 2018)

 Endeavour Square at night

Endeavour Square at night

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Our landscape design for International Quarter London will bring a variety of landscaped spaces to one of London’s most exciting new developments. International Square will be able to host large events and alongside the new Culture and Educational Quarter will form an exciting destination adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
— Günther Galligioni, Associate
Studies show that landscape has a tangible impact on the health and wellbeing of inhabitants, workers and passers-by. This is deeper than the simple aesthetics of the public realm, and why it is so important to create environments for people to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
— Clare Hebbes, Head of Infrastructure, Lendlease (Client)
 Perspective looking south, showing Redman Place

Perspective looking south, showing Redman Place

 Redman Place looking nonorth-westrth

Redman Place looking nonorth-westrth

 Entering Bridge Plaza from the new Stratford Cultural and educational District, heading north-east into International Quarter London

Entering Bridge Plaza from the new Stratford Cultural and educational District, heading north-east into International Quarter London

 Perspective looking south-west from Arber Lane, towards Redman Place

Perspective looking south-west from Arber Lane, towards Redman Place

International Quarter London will be London’s newest and most progressive business district, delivering a lasting legacy for East London’s economy.
— Ian Crockford, Project Director, Lendlease (client)
 Aerial rendering of proposed development

Aerial rendering of proposed development