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Greening a major junction and reconnectingthe historic heart of Lambeth
The Garden Museum
Dan Pearson Studio
London Borough of Lambeth
Publica has worked with landscape designer Dan Pearson Studio (DPS) on greenery and urban design ideas around the Garden Museum – the only museum dedicated to the art and design of gardens in Britain, housed in the former church of St Mary at Lambeth, one of the oldest buildings in the borough.
Building on Transport for London’s current proposals for a new road layout at Lambeth Bridge adjacent to the museum site, we have developed proposals to create a series of green civic spaces that link into the wider neighbourhood, serving as an exemplary urban environmental transformation of road space. Ideas include extensive tree planting, a new public garden space, landscaping of the streetscape, the Albert Embankment walkway and the setting of a local park, as well as a new entrance sequence to the museum itself, enhanced by an inhabited wall and accessed through a modern a lynch gate.
The design seeks to reinvigorate the historic heart of Lambeth by adding greenery to the urban environment and improving the public realm for the benefit of local residents and visitors. The urban design ideas developed by Publica and planting proposals by Dan Pearson Studio aim to closely relate to residents’ aspirations. The design would provide an ambitious new landscape totalling around five acres, creating an improved place from many layers, roads and connections that surround the Garden Museum.
The initial concept was launched on 8th November 2018 at the Garden Museum. The museum is currently seeking sponsorship to take the project forward and TfL is finalising their plans.