International Quarter London
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.