News

Tag: urban design (View all)

  1. 15.12.2020

    Exchange Square starts on site

    DSDHA's major new public park Exchange Square has started on site at Broadgate for our client British Land.

    Suspended above the live railway tracks of Liverpool Street Station, the 1.5 acre park will offer a four-fold increase in the amount of greenery, dramatically enhancing biodiversity and improving local ecology. 

    A technically challenging construction on a restricted urban site, the 15 month-long build will deliver a new park for the City of London.

    Exchange Square is the culmination of DSDHA’s Broadgate public realm framework, and offers an unfolding meandering landscape across several levels, with opportunities for rest and reflection, aiming to encourage diverse audiences to enjoy this public amenity. Bringing nature and wellbeing to the fore, in balance with technology, Exchange Square is an informal open-air space in which to meet, celebrate, work and relax surrounded by greenery. 

    Tags: Exchange Square Broadgate City of London park landscape urban design British Land
    Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email
  2. 30.11.2020

    David Hills appointed as High Streets Task Force Expert

    David Hills has been appointed by the High Streets Task Force to aid communities and local government transform their high streets. 

    As a Task Force ‘Expert’, David's appointment will help high streets evolve and respond to the impact of COVID-19.

    The High Streets Task Force is an alliance of placemaking experts that provides encouragement, tools and skills to help communities and local government transform their high streets. It is now providing support to local leaders in town centres and high streets in England. 

    High Streets Task Force Experts advise on a range of issues, including planning, urban design, placemaking, landscape architecture, resilience, transport, valuation, asset management, investment, governance, data and analytics, place management and leadership.

    Once assigned, Experts also to help to prescribe Task Force support that best meets the needs of the places that they visit and advise, helping to tackle a range of issues that could be blocking the potential of the local high streets.

    Tags: David Hills High Street Task Force Expert Covid-19 placemaking town centres high streets planning urban design communities local government
    Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email
  3. 06.08.2020

    Want to be a City-Maker?

    Are you ready to engage, change, and improve your community?

    Do you want to win prizes, learn new design skills and get the Citizenship Award? 

    In partnership with Lambeth and HeadstartED, DSDHA have established the “Many Different Voices” project - a 3-in-1 online teamwork, training and competition project, to give school students a chance to be part of the real-life redesign of Lambeth roads.

    This exciting project will see school students work on an online project to design improvements to street space in Railton Road, one of Lambeth's new Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.

    Students aged 13-16 will use Minecraft to enter a design competition, with the chosen ideas becoming a reality on Brixton streets.

    The project begins on Thursday 13 August with an online workshop.

    Interested students should register at HeadstartEDhub.com using their school email address. 

    DSDHA helped set the design principles for judging the competition entries and will run online Q&A sessions and workshops for the project.

    The Many Different Voices project is being run by the studio's Spatial Intelligence Group, who are currently working on responses to Covid-19 within our urban environment. 

    Further information on the Many Different Voices project is available at https://rtstreets.commonplace.is/schemes/proposals/many-different-voices/details.

    Tags: Lambeth HeadstartED Many Different Voices Railton Road Low Traffic Neighburhoods competition students Minecraft Brixton SIG Spatial Intelligence Group urban design public space
    Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email
  4. 11.10.2018

    Directors Deborah Saunt and David Hills named in the ES' annual Progress 1000 list

    Deborah Saunt and David Hills, says the Evening Standard, "are making their mark on the West End, with a £32 million urban landscaping project to improve the area between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street due to complete this year." For this reason they have made the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000: London’s most influential people 2018 – Architecture list – which honours the people who are helping to shape the city for the future.
    Tags: West End Evening Standard landscape urban design
    Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email
  5. 23.01.2015

    Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    DSDHA is delighted to be one of three teams selected for the second stage of the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Competition, along with Caruso St John and Latz+Partner

    The project will provide an overarching redevelopment for the hard landscape setting of the expanded Dockyard and to better integrate the buildings on site, both old and new. 

    In view of the nature of the site, its waterfront, its buildings and historic vessels, the combined goal of the collaborative approach between visual artists and winning architect is to engage a broad public in the current life, unique integrity, spatial qualities and history of the Historic Dockyard.   We will be collaborating with the acclaimed artist Nathan Coley and the landscape consultants LDA on our proposals.

    The overall masterplan is set to complete in 2017.

    Tags: Architecture DSDHA masterplan urban regeneration urban design landscaping landscape design Portsmouth Harbour Portsmouth Historic Dockyard artists visual artists urban Competition nathan coley LDA
    Share: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Email