The Tide Elevated Park

The Tide will be a 5-kilometre network of public spaces and gardens embedded into the daily rhythms of Greenwich Peninsula. Both an elevated and at-grade walkway, with programming split across both levels, The Tide activates spaces above and below to provide a layered network of recreation, culture, and wellness. The Tide will stitch together diverse ecosystems, emerging neighbourhoods, and distinct cultural institutions, connecting north to south, east to west, centre to periphery, and city to river. The Tide is both fast and slow. It is simultaneously a running track, a walking promenade, a series of quiet gardens, and a network of social and cultural hubs.

The Tide is conceived of as a series of elevated, landscaped islands where the public is invited to slow down, linger, and overlook the life of the Peninsula. Each island is distinct, defined by unique trees and planting, and by their surrounding views and sounds. These elevated gardens are designed as clusters of structural supports that create elevated planter beds, containing soil and channelling both gravity loads and water down to the ground. The sculptural structure supporting The Tide gardens above also frames and shelters the path below, creating arched pavilions that mark thresholds and passages at the ground level public realm.

Program: Public Space
London, United Kingdom

Client: Knight Dragon
Design Team: Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Neiheiser Argyros
NA Team: Ryan Neiheiser, Xristina Argyros, Giorgio Piscitelli, Danae Haratsis, Nikolas von Schwabe, Athina Zafeiropoulou, Chris Yuan, Catarina de Almeida Brito, Vasiliki Zochiou, Thalia Chrousos, Kevin Larson.
Landscape Designers: Gross. Max.
Structural Engineers: AKT II
MEP, Lighting: AECOM
Steel Fabricator: Cimolai
Accessibility Consultant: David Bonnett Associates
Cost Consultant: Gardiner & Theobald
Planning Consultant: NLP Planners
Principal Designer for Risk, Health and Safety: Stace
Transportation and Access Consultants: WSP
Photography: Lorenzo Zandri, Luke Hayes, Ben Luxmoore
Visuals: Uniform