A recently completed student design of an elevated allotment garden commissioned by Islington Council and Initiated by Friends of Grenville Gardens(FROGG) . The design was developed in the framework of a course in the American Intercontinental University , London with structural input provided by Buro Happold and is the first of its kind to be a permanent addition to a public space.
The project consists of 18 individual wooden planters; each built and stewarded by a family in the surrounding community. The planters are attached to an elevated wooden watering system that channels harvested rainwater collected from an adjacent rooftop and allows for a public space underneath.
Additional text/diagrams explaining the design can be found here:
The process leading up to its realization has been a fascinating and complex one . In dealing with the regulations involving public spaces in Islington as well as addressing the needs of the many individuals in the community there is a story to be told by the many who have contributed. Come and meet the community members as well as the designers and all those who have taken part in the realization of this project on July 5th at 6:00pm followed by drinks in the park and open discussion.
The project is open to the public throughout the festival and was made possible through the generous support of Islington Council , FROGG , American Intercontinental University, Buro Happold , Architects Network , Davies and Davies , Plumbing Merchants, Capital Growth and Murphy Group.