Following on from our last post ‘Liverpool_New York: landscape architecture designs’ – featuring recent design proposals by Kingston post-graduate Landscape + Urbanism students. The Liverpool_New York project is a design collaboration across landscape and urbanism working with three distant but connected cities: Liverpool, New York and Hull. This time we are focusing on a project based in Hull.
Hull has a rich relationship with water. In the context of water, city and territory, we identified test bed sites for UK resilience. Hull is the UK city at greatest risk of flooding. It offers unique opportunities for the examination of the port and its trade, fishing and industry. New connections are discovered that could accommodate green infrastructure to mitigate flood risk and benefit from fluctuating conditions of land and water. Aquaculture, recreation and amphibious living are imagined from site-specific research and design development.
Productive Landscape – Aquaculture Park: Alexandru Malaescu – Landscape and Urbanism MA
The project aims to revive Hull’s economic situation by bringing in a new productive landscape. The altitude of the city, together with the high range tide of River Hull creates favourable conditions for a new aquaculture park. Whilst producing fish, algae and oysters the park also revives old landmarks that were traditionally the heart of the city.