Victoria Embankment Re-Design
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Despite its prominence, Victoria Embankment is one of the capitalʼs most unexploited urban assets. Acting as a significant vehicular through-route for central London, much of the surface area is......

Despite its prominence, Victoria Embankment is one of the capitalʼs most unexploited urban assets. Acting as a significant vehicular through-route for central London, much of the surface area is taken up by fast-moving traffic lanes as well as by car and coach parking bays, with a continuous pavement along the river. Given the institutional nature of many of the grand buildings, the frontage along Victoria Embankment is often severe and bland with few entrances and activities at ground level. In addition, there are a number of urban parks – some historic and well-designed, others poorly designed and less accessible – that may offer significant potential. The success of the pedestrian promenade on the South Bank – from County Hall to the Tate Modern – gives an indication of Victoria Embankmentʼs potential to become an integral part of Londonʼs pedestrian experience.

This project was aimed at developing a new vision and set of design solutions that responded to the Victoria Embankment\'s full urban potential.

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  • 1. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis & vision BENVGPLC Space and Place A _ 15/12/10 J. Bryant H. Cho J. Donlon A. Teixidor
  • 2. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis introduction
  • 3. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis historical
  • 4. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis linkages
  • 5. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis social
  • 6. thames wave Victoria Embankment analysis temporal
  • 7. Our vision for the Victoria Embankment is to create a quality, visually impressive, high-amenity riverside waterfront; integrating this wonder of Victorian engineering back into Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, and across the river to the South Bank.
  • 8. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision integration of the proposal
  • 9. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision masterplan
  • 10. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision focus area 1
  • 11. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision focus area 2
  • 12. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision public space
  • 13. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision public space
  • 14. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision cross section
  • 15. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision cross section
  • 16. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision functional change
  • 17. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision temporal change of usege
  • 18. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision open space
  • 19. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision linkages
  • 20. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision linkages
  • 21. thames wave Victoria Embankment vision conclusion