Open House London - Free Tour of Jubilee Gardens
Insight into the design development process of the gardens amidst a series of site constraints, community engagement and innovative set-up for longer term sustainability of the Gardens through creation of an independent trust.
The Tour will be led by Jubilee Gardens Trustees, along with West 8, an award-winning international firm specialised in urban design and landscape architecture. Over the last 20 years West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers.
Working on an international level from its start, West 8 developed projects all over the world in places such as Copenhagen, London, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Toronto, Amsterdam, Shanghai and Seoul. The office gained international recognition with projects such as Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam (NL), Borneo Sporenburg in Amsterdam (NL), Chiswick Park in London (UK) and Expo '02 in Yverdon-les-Bains (CH). Recent commissions include Governors Island in New York (USA), Playa de Palma in Mallorca (ES), Miami Lincoln Park New York (USA) and Yongsan Park in Seoul (KR).
Amongst the numerous awards received by West 8 are the Honor Award of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the International Urban Landscape Gold Award (IULA), the Prix de Rome, the Dutch Maaskant Award, the Bijhouwer Award, the Rosa Barba First European Landscape Prize, the Green Pin, the Veronica Rudge Green Prize for Urban Design and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Architecture of The Mondriaan Fund (previously BKVB, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture).
Event Days/Times: Saturday | 1pm-to-5pm
Event/Entry Details: 2 tours at 1.30-2.30pm and 3.30-4.30pm with West 8 Landscape Architects and Jubilee Gardens trustees, see www.jubileegardens.org.uk for details. Exhibition on garden's history.