Design for London’s new £1.3 billion Cultural and Education District in full swing

In August 2015, Andersen Hunter Horne (aka Turf Design Studio) began work with architects Allies and Morrison, O’Donnell + Tuomey, and Arquitecturia on the £1.3 billion Stratford Waterfront, Cultural and Education District at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Stage 2 Concept Design and Stage 3 Design Development was completed in 2016, with Stage 4 Documentation phase commencing in 2017.

Our team in London has been led by director Mike Horne with landscape architects / urban designers Brigitta Schyns and Scott Jackson.

Jeppe Aaagaard Andersen and Associate Director Scott Ibbotson have also played significant roles.

The project includes new venues for Victoria & Albert Museum, Sadler’s Wells and London College of Fashion as well as two residential towers, all located at the major threshold of the Park adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre, along the east bank of the River Lea.

Our key responsibility is the public realm creating a set of interconnected places for people that integrate with the Park surrounds.

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