Katja Hasenauer — London City Park
London city park — Estuary in an airport. By Katja Hasenauer.
The Royal Docks in Newham, London
The project proposes closing London City Airport to create a large-scale tidal wetland in the Royal Docks in Newham.
The project proposes closing London City Airport as it:
- Adds to air pollution
- Impacts wildlife and contributes to the biodiversity crisis
- Restricts building heights and contributes to the housing crisis
- Employs relatively few
London City Park will instead:
- Reduce pollution by closing the airport and create a green filter for contaminants in stormwater runoff
- Increase biodiversity and access to nature by creating large-scale wetlands
- Create a flooding zone, reducing London’s reliance on the Thames Barrier
- Increase housing supply, while restoring humankind’s relationship with nature by building in the park
- Use thatch to create a closed-loop, regenerative relationship between the landscape and architecture
London City Park is a step towards a more sustainable future for both people and the planet, by integrating 21st Century urban living with an enhanced connection to nature.
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