Landscape architecture project for the courtyard of Hammersmith Station, London. The scheme aims to transform a currently nondescript passageway to public transport into a pleasant place to dwell, while highlighting and harmonising with the historical building of Bradmore House.
As one exits Hammersmith station, the eye is drawn upwards by the lush planting scheme, celebrating the façade of what is a fine example of English Baroque architecture. The raised decking also takes into account the helical staircases of Bradmore House, in a shape that embraces the public and invites them to linger. Carefully designed by The Edible Bus Stop team, the layout and varying levels proposed allow for different uses and seat configurations – from bistro tables and chairs to screenings and communal dining sessions.
The planting palette is composed of part-shade plants in whites and purples, complemented by the Silver Birches that help set a human scale into a courtyard surrounded by tall buildings. Topiary Buxus balls interspersed with feathery grasses and colourful foliage create a variety of textures in a structured landscape design with a contemporary twist. The green of plants is reflected on the herringbone surface treatment on the floor, which playfully draws the eye from the three entrances to the core of the square.
+ Will Sandy│Mak Gilchrist
⌈via The Edible Bus Stop⌋