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Castle Park View | Bristol

Tracing a hidden landscape

Castle Park View has made its mark on the Bristol skyline as the city’s tallest building – for now.

It was a redevelopment of the former Ambulance Station on a central city site next to Castle Park and the Floating Harbour. It was a complex project due to the presence of mature trees on the park edge, a sloping site, and a culvert which couldn’t be built over.

The presence of the underground river became the inspiration for a linear garden through the site with references in the paving, lighting and planters to the presence of the unseen water. A second rooftop garden at five storeys linked two taller blocks, providing communal spaces for play, dining and activities, with planting in raised beds providing a green link to the park below.

key features

  • Landscape design which celebrates the unseen features of the location
  • A residential development which encourages community
  • Rooftop garden

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