Eastside City Park, an £11m soft swath, stretches from Park Street to the Digbeth Branch Canal. According to the designers of the 1.4ha space, the park "lends itself to a continuous narrative" complemented by a canal feature of 188m and 21 jet fountains.
"Its shorter dimension is a journey through formal lawns and public squares punctuated by Corten steel," said a statement by Patel Taylor, which used Applied Landscape Design for the detail stages of the project.
"Bold planting defines urban spaces, with large trees differentiating areas, directing views, and providing shelter and enclosure," the Patel Taylor statement said.
"Structure is reinforced by smaller-scale planting to create an unfolding experience of the park."
Client Birmingham City Council called for a transformation of the city-centre brownfield site into a public park with clear pedestrian and cycle links to the city and numerous cycle racks.
A council statement said: "The park has been designed to last, using high quality materials. This provides a benchmark for quality within Eastside, and minimises the potential future carbon and financial costs of repair and replacement.
"Throughout the design process there has been close consultation with local communities and groups such as Birmingham City University and those who will be responsible for the maintenance of the park."
Eastside City Park forms a key element of the local regeneration quarter and forms both the focal point and principal route into the district that aims to draw people into Eastside to enhance economic prosperity.
French landscape architect Allain Provost has worked on designs for the Parc Floral in the Bois de Vincennes, and Parc André Citroën, Paris. His first Patel Taylor collaboration was the Thames Barrier Park in London, completed in 2000.