Building upon the industrial revolution that transformed London in the 19th Century, Scott Brownrigg proposes a new revolution, relevant to today’s focus on environment and wellbeing. Inspired by London’s label of the first National Park City, The Low Line will bring greening and wildlife to South London by adopting and repurposing its forgotten viaducts.
Devised for New London Architecture’s [NLA] ‘Future Streets’ competition and research publication, the project team is made up of Architect Amber Luscombe, Associate Felicity Meares, Associate Rachel Hain, Architect Ana Salazar Sala, Project Director Ana Kulik, Junior Urban Designer Ivana Sirovica, and Architectural Assistant Part I Jack Parmar. Here, they explain the project’s revolutionary ideas.
The NLA’s brief sought projects that addressed some of the following themes: resilience, placemaking, regeneration, social interaction, green infrastructure, active travel and healthy streets, good growth, and communication and engagement.
The project has identified a site that stretches from Waterloo to Bermondsey, highlighting neglected brick railway viaducts that could become part of a connected walking route and destination, and spotlight biodiversity in the urban jungle.