ODA selects innovative recycling concept for neglected walkway

Neglected walkway in Olympic Park to be given redesign.

London-based practice Adams & Sutherland has won a competition to redesign a neglected public walkway that runs the entire length of the Olympic Park. Earlier this year, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) invited up-and-coming design practices to bid for the work, which will see the 3km, run-down public walkway, cleaned, cleared and re-designed. Named Greenway, the path runs from east London’s Victoria Park to West Ham. The ODA shortlisted designs from five practices: Adams & Sutherland, Kinnear Landscape Architects, Erect Architecture, Alison Brookes Architects and PLUS. The firms were invited to present their concept designs to a selection panel. ODA head of design Jerome Frost said: “Adams & Sutherland’s ideas involve re-use of demolition materials from other parts of the Olympic Park to create different surface textures along the Greenway. The designs show innovation and character and fit with the ODA’s goal to make London 2012 the greenest games in modern times.” Panel member and head of regeneration and design at Newham Council John Herman said: “The plans that the panel agreed on will make this public space more vibrant and accessible for local people and visitors in 2012.” Adams & Sutherland director Elizabeth Adams said: “This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the 2012 Games and to engage with local people in the creation of a meaningful legacy.” The company will start working on its designs immediately.

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