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EDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

EDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS Emma Oldroyd CMLI | e.oldroyd@leedsmet.ac.uk Senior Lecturer Landscape

Emma Oldroyd CMLI | e.oldroyd@leedsmet.ac.uk Senior Lecturer Landscape Architecture Leeds Metropolitan University IECC | 20 th March 2013

Hyde Park Corner James Graham Building Broadcasting Place Blenheim Primary School Queens Square Millennium Square
Hyde Park Corner
James Graham Building
Broadcasting Place
Blenheim Primary School
Queens Square
Millennium Square

Types of spaces + places in IECC

PUBLIC

Types of spaces + places in IECC PUBLIC Semi ‐ PUBLIC PRIVATE Parks Streets / Roads

Semi PUBLIC

PRIVATE
PRIVATE
PRIVATE

PRIVATE

Parks Streets / Roads (vehicular) Pedestrian routes and paths Verges Squares (paved / vegetated) Lawns Formal planting beds Recreation facilities (tennis courts, play areas, skate parks) Garden spaces (paved / vegetated) Carparks Playing fields Cemeteries School grounds Allotments Community gardens Communal gardens Roof tops Walls of buildings Garden spaces (paved / vegetated)

Identification clues + characteristics

PUBLIC

Identification clues + characteristics PUBLIC Semi ‐ PUBLIC PRIVATE Parks Streets / Roads (vehicular)

Semi PUBLIC

PRIVATE

Parks Streets / Roads (vehicular) Pedestrian routes and paths Verges Squares (paved / vegetated) Lawns Planting beds Recreation facilities Garden spaces (paved / vegetated) Carparks Playing fields School grounds Allotments Community gardens Communal gardens Roof tops Walls of buildings Garden spaces (paved / vegetated)

Location | aspect | orientation

Shape + size + slope of the space and paths through it

Presence of other people

Style, type, use + proximity of nearby buildings

Location, size, type and style of boundary treatment

Type, diversity and arrangement of vegetation

Colour | texture | balance | pattern

Maturity / age

Quality and type of materials

Symbols and markings

Presence of equipment / machinery / furniture

Signage

• Insert photo from St John’s Square, London
• Insert photo from
St John’s Square, London

Princess Diana Memorial Playground, London

Princess Diana Memorial Playground, London
www.amateurgardening.com
www.amateurgardening.com

Identification clues + characteristics

PUBLIC

Identification clues + characteristics PUBLIC Semi ‐ PUBLIC PRIVATE Parks Lawns | Wildflowers | Mature trees

Semi PUBLIC

PRIVATE
PRIVATE
PRIVATE

PRIVATE

Parks Lawns | Wildflowers | Mature trees | Wide paths | Play facilities Streets / Roads Linear space | Tarmac + markings | Pavements | Cars etc. Pedestrian routes and paths Linear space | Paved | No kerbs| People Verges Uncontained |Planted | Irregular shape | Few other features Squares (paved / vegetated) Space enclosed by buildings Lawns Clipped grass | flat? | formal planting close by? | Balanced Planting beds Defined spaces for planting | sometimes raised | In/formal Recreation facilities Materials | Equipment | Boundary | People | Colour Garden spaces (paved / vegetated) Space relates strongly to a building Carparks Materials | Symbols | Cars | Parking meters | signage Playing fields Size | Line markings | lack of visual features | Equipment School grounds Boundary | size of equipment | Associated building Allotments Ordered chaos!| diverse| boundaries | materials Community gardens Human scale | places for small groups | diverse Communal gardens Layout / type of materials and vegetation | boundaries Roof tops Location in relation to the building’s principal facade Walls of buildings Location in relation to the building’s principal façade Garden spaces Layout / type of materials and vegetation | boundaries

PUBLIC GARDEN / SQUA Clothworker’s Bui
PUBLIC GARDEN / SQUA
Clothworker’s Bui
GARDEN SPACES / CAR PARKS on Blenheim Terrace
GARDEN SPACES / CAR PARKS on
Blenheim Terrace
Grass verge near Woodhouse Carpark WAIT UNTIL THE SUN SHINES AND ADD PHOTOS OF THE
Grass verge near Woodhouse Carpark
WAIT UNTIL THE SUN SHINES AND ADD
PHOTOS OF THE STUDY AREA TO
ILLUSTRATE THE POINTS
 Location
 Shape + size of the space
 Presence of other people
 Style, use + proximity of nearby
buildings
 Location, type and style of
boundary treatment
 Type, diversity and arrangement of
vegetation
 Colour | texture | balance
 Maturity / age
 Quality and type of materials
 Symbols and markings
 Presence / size of equipment /
machinery
 Signage
Car park on the bridge near Broadcasting Place
Car park on the bridge near Broadcasting
Place
Grass verge near Woodhouse Carpark
Grass verge near Woodhouse Carpark

IECC SOLUTIONS?

Which solutions CAN happen? Which solutions WILL work? Which solutions are APPROPRIATE? Short term / long term solutions

Any room for annuals?

Any room for annuals? Image courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk

Image courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk

Perennials in particular places? Unitarian Church, Todmorden groweat.blogspot.com www.washingtonpost.com by Barbara
Perennials in particular
places?
Unitarian Church, Todmorden
groweat.blogspot.com
www.washingtonpost.com by Barbara Damrosch

A spot for a potager?

A spot for a potager? www.seedtofeedme.com

www.seedtofeedme.com

A more contemporary take? Contemporary potager garden by Joakim Seiler, Head Gardener at Gunnebo, Sweden

A more contemporary take?

A more contemporary take? Contemporary potager garden by Joakim Seiler, Head Gardener at Gunnebo, Sweden

Contemporary potager garden by Joakim Seiler, Head Gardener at Gunnebo, Sweden

http://www.gardenworldimages.com

http://www.gapphotos.com

And on a bigger scale? Image courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk
And on a bigger scale?
Image courtesy of www.telegraph.co.uk
Raised beds … but not just any raised beds http://www.penick.net http://idogardening.com http://www.katherine

Raised beds but not just any raised beds

Raised beds … but not just any raised beds http://www.penick.net http://idogardening.com http://www.katherine

http://www.penick.net http://idogardening.com http://www.katherine edmonds.co.uk

Raised beds on the cheap www.backtofront.org.uk
Raised beds on the cheap
www.backtofront.org.uk

p.s.1 Contemporary Art Centre Public Farm One Installation by Work Architects, 2008

http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/public farm one.php

Farm One Installation by Work Architects, 2008 http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/public ‐ farm ‐ one.php
Farm One Installation by Work Architects, 2008 http://www.coolhunting.com/culture/public ‐ farm ‐ one.php
Opportunities for Orchards? Homerton College, Cambridge
Opportunities for Orchards?
Homerton College, Cambridge

Vertical growing?

Vertical growing? Homerton College, Cambridge http://www.hodnet.org.uk | http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/lif
Vertical growing? Homerton College, Cambridge http://www.hodnet.org.uk | http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/lif
Vertical growing? Homerton College, Cambridge http://www.hodnet.org.uk | http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/lif

Homerton College, Cambridge

http://www.hodnet.org.uk |

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/property/gardens/article3646013.ece

http://www.pottedvegetablegarden.com. Studio Outside

Studio Outside http://www.penick.net
Studio Outside http://www.penick.net

Studio Outside http://www.penick.net

Is there much room for mushrooms? Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com Fred Treadway’s garden,
Is there much room for mushrooms? Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com Fred Treadway’s garden,

Is there much room for mushrooms?

Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com

Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com

Fred Treadway’s garden, Carolina www.bunkycooks.com

Edible roofscapes?

Edible roofscapes? The Fairmont Hotel, Montreal inhabitat.com

The Fairmont Hotel, Montreal inhabitat.com

The Gary Corner Youth Center Roof Garden, Chicago Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects | ASLA Award winner 2010

http://www.asla.org
http://www.asla.org
http://www.asla.org | plan from http://www.openideo.com
http://www.asla.org | plan from http://www.openideo.com
http://www.asla.org | plan from http://www.openideo.com

http://www.asla.org | plan from http://www.openideo.com

Edible accompaniments

Biodiversity

Water

Experience

Meadows for colour and diversity

The Olympic Park, 2013

Meadows for colour and diversity The Olympic Park, 2013
Mile End Park
Mile End Park
Water works Augustenborg, Malmo, Sweden
Water works
Augustenborg, Malmo, Sweden

Homes for Habitats

Västra Hamnen Malmo, 2001

Homes for Habitats Västra Hamnen Malmo, 2001
Homes for Habitats Västra Hamnen Malmo, 2001
Trees add life Jarmers Plads Copenhagen
Trees add life
Jarmers Plads Copenhagen
Fredericksberg Squares, Copenhagen
Fredericksberg Squares, Copenhagen
Fredericksberg Squares, Copenhagen
Fredericksberg Squares, Copenhagen

Norrebro Park, Copenhagen

Norrebro Park, Copenhagen

Bringing it all together

FUNCTION: NEEDS REQUIREMENTS PLACE: CHARACTER – VIEWS – STYLE IDEAS: CONCEPT – ORGANISATION PHILOSOPHY

– STYLE IDEAS: CONCEPT – ORGANISATION ‐ PHILOSOPHY Design principles include Unity | Balance | Awareness
– STYLE IDEAS: CONCEPT – ORGANISATION ‐ PHILOSOPHY Design principles include Unity | Balance | Awareness

Design principles include

ORGANISATION ‐ PHILOSOPHY Design principles include Unity | Balance | Awareness and use of line, form,

Unity | Balance | Awareness and use of line, form, space, colour, texture | Grouping | Relative size | Variety | Rhythm

Drop in raised beds?

Drop in raised beds?

Edible Excellence

Shabby chic? A temporary orchard at Union Street, 2011 http :// www.unionstreetorchard.org.uk/
Shabby chic? A temporary orchard at Union Street, 2011
http :// www.unionstreetorchard.org.uk/
Designed allotments? Y W C A V a n c o u v e r
More designer raised beds A Garden for Time www.backtofront.org.uk
More designer raised beds A Garden for Time
www.backtofront.org.uk

Efficient raised beds

A Garden Above Ground www.backtofront.org.uk

Efficient raised beds A G a r d e n A b o v e G
Edible functionality Todmorden Health Centre
Edible functionality Todmorden Health Centre

Edible functionality

Todmorden Health Centre

Posher pots Fielden Wharf http://www.incredible ‐ edible‐ todmorden.co.uk
Posher pots
Fielden Wharf
http://www.incredible ‐ edible‐
todmorden.co.uk

Location Location

Getting the right activities in the right spaces + places

the right activities in the right spaces + places Legeplads, Copenhagen, designed by Kra gh &

Legeplads, Copenhagen, designed by Kra gh & Bergland , 2009

Copenhagen, designed by Kra gh & Ber gland , 2009 Allotment next to a main cycle

Allotment next to a main cycle path, Cop enha gen

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