Monument Park

Lead DesignerDebbie Ryan and Rob McBride
Prize(s)2nd Place in Architecture Categories / Landscape
Entry Description

In mid 2012 MCR and MAB started working toward the realization of `Monument Park’ – a space between New Quay Promenade and `The Quays’ apartments. It seemed that this place had to address all the negative perceptions of Docklands. The ambition was to readdress retail, offer shelter, engage all ages, be playful, provide somewhere to sit and be `Art’. The collaboration with artist Callum Morton was further enhanced by the inclusion of the landscape Architect Oculus. The rest of the description of the project is best served by quoting Callum’s `opening’ speech.
` … it is important to say that this is not a park with sculptures in it... These forms that rise out of the ground and the plants that emerge through it, are underneath one plane that has been laid across the whole site. And this ground plane is in the end the true subject and unifying element…’