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.