Masters students work on re-design of Ealing's public parks

April 2014

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Landscape Architecture and Garden Design Masters students have collaborated with the London Borough of Ealing to design two public parks.

Two existing parks - Woodend Wireless Station and Greenford Recreation Ground in Ealing - will be redesigned to improve the quality of the neighbourhoods and community spaces.

Landscape Architect Rehana Ruhrmann, from London Borough of Ealing, contacted Writtle School of Design to work on the two park designs, which will be starting this year.

Students worked in groups and entered a design competition, working on the projects for a week.

The Council’s Chris Bunting, Assistant Director Leisure, and Rehana judged the presentations and announced the winners.

MA students Tin-Tin Azure and Andrew Cunningham’s team, as well as Ros Hering and Junko Horiuchi’s team, won the design competition.

Tin-Tin and Andy’s project “Woodend Wireless: Visual Connectivity” was inspired by the radio masts and aimed at creating visual connections by using radio mast structures for active play.

Ros and Junko’s project “Stanhope Park” featured the creation of diverse landscape facilities for an attractive environment for residents and wildlife.

Students will have the opportunity to contribute to the design process in the realisation of these projects for Ealing - the third largest borough in the Capital.

Each winner received a prize and will have the opportunity to visit the Council and learn more about ongoing public place projects with landscape architects.