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Diller Scofidio + Renfro creating new five-kilometre-long park in London's Greenwich



The first section of a five-kilometre-long, looping park is set to open in London's Greenwich this summer, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architecture studio behind the High Line.
Billed as a linear park, The Tide will create a loop of landscape that links all seven neighbourhoods that make up the Greenwich Peninsula.
The first kilometre-long stretch, opening on 5 July, will extend from North Greenwich tube station to The Jetty, a community events space on the waterfront.
It features platforms raised off the ground by up to nine metres, offering visitors a vantage point over their surroundings. These will be set among native trees, including silver birches and pines.
The Tide will create a loop through seven neighbourhoods on Greenwich Peninsula There will also be public art dotted all along the route, with sculptures by British artists Damien Hirst and Allen Jones among those being installed this summer, and Antony Gormley's 1999 Quantum Cloud already in place on the water.
"Visitors will experience the park from varying vantage points, from street level up to nine-metre-high elevated paths that weave through the site to plug into the existing network of leisure, art, and social life across neighbourhoods," explained Benjamin Gilmartin, partner-in-charge for Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
"Diverse programming along the way will act as islands that welcome the surges of commuters, visitors, cyclists and runners, while also providing intimate places of p...
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