What will the line park in London look like?

The James Corner Field Operations Bureau, which led the team of experts responsible for the realization of High Line in New York, also won the competition for Camden Highline.

After the announcement that Belgrade will get its Line Park, following the example of New York, now information arrives that London will also get its park on the site of the railway that was put out of use a long time ago.

Namely, the New York studio for landscape architecture James Corner Field Operations will be led by a team consisting of Piet Oudolf, Kentish Town-based vPPR Architects, Street Space, Hew Locke, Speirs + Major, Pentagram, AKT II, ​​Atelier Ten, Tony Gee, and RLB.

All together they will be responsible for creating the line park project Camden Highline, which is somewhat inspired by the New York City Line Park and for which a budget of 35 million pounds is planned, writes Architects journal.

The project aims to revitalize the abandoned 1.1-kilometer railway line, which was once part of the North London Railway.

In its longitudinal organization, the park will contain seating areas, cafes, artistic and cultural installations, as well as spaces where charitable activities will take place.

The project actually aims revitalization of the abandoned railway in a stretch of 1.1 kilometers, which was once part of the North London Railway. In the future, this space should become pedestrian connection, which will take a ten-minute walk from Kentish Town Road in Camden Town to Camley Street in King’s Cross, bypassing busy roads.

Involving the local community

“Camden Highline has the potential to become a really great asset for the local community in Camden, as well as for the people across this city. This is exactly the kind an innovative, environmentally sustainable and locally run project which could contribute to London’s recovery from the pandemic. I am really looking forward to seeing how these ambitious plans will take shape, ”said Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

Camden will soon enjoy a public green thread connecting different zones.

James Corner iz James Corner Field Operations added on the other hand that Camden is an extraordinary place, with a lively, modern and diverse community, which will soon enjoy an incredibly unique and public green thread that connects different zones.

Same but different

It is planned through the project close cooperation with the local community, in order to get a space that will eventually speak of the symbiosis of nature, culture, art and community.

Although a connection has been made with New York’s High Line from the beginning, both because of a similar typology and because of a leading architectural firm, James Corner Field Operations points out that Camden Highline it won’t be like New York Park, pointing to a “completely different context, both urban and cultural”.

French studio Ter agency, who represent the main consultants on the project, describe the selected team as “complementary, multidisciplinary and diverse” and believe that a “creative and innovative dialogue” about the project will dominate among the members who can simultaneously guarantee their proven technical skills.

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