WAN Landscape Award Commendation for Drapers Field
KLA is delighted that Drapers Field has been Highly Commended in the 2014 WAN Landscape Award, for its well thought out planning and usage.
“It’s about the fact it’s the counterpart to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, stitching the community together and a community project that does not compromise its aesthetic merit. It’s important to recognise that this fringe project to the Olympic Park is just as important to its community.” Daniel Rea, WAN Judge
Brentford High St - Sheds complete
This ambitious project to revitalise the canal side sheds on Brunel's listed canal side in Brentford is complete. The sheds project supports an important link between Brentford High Street and the Great West Road.
Civic Trust Award for Brentford High Street 'making the connection'
Brentford High Street 'making the connection' receives a Civic Trust Award 2015.
KLA lead a diverse team including a number of artists and designers to respond to London Borough of Hownslow's vision to ‘make the connection’.
Walthamstow Wetlands Planning permission granted
Planning permission is now in place – the project is a step closer to opening up this key missing link, connecting up the green spaces of the Lea Valley. The Walthamstow Wetland project focuses on opening this 200 ha site which is a SSSI, SPA and RAMSAR to wider public access, allowing visitors to enjoy and learn about the site’s distinctive built and natural heritage, which is unique in London.
Part of the idea of the playful urban realm is the use of intrinsically playful objects which, without clear function or ownership, encourage social interaction and community cohesion through play. Great to see the waves at Drapers Field do just that:
Civic Trust Award for Chobham Academy
KLA designed the external spaces for this all age school with buildings by the Architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. The project has achieved a great deal for the East London community, recognised within this year’s awards process as being part of the consistent theme of partnership, engagement and innovation.