Client:Argent King's Cross
LEWIS CUBITT PARK, KING'S CROSSLewis Cubitt Park is a major new green space north of Coal Drops Yard and Cubitt Square, and forms part of the 72 acre King's Cross redevelopment. The master plan for the site represents one of the most exciting and significant development and regeneration opportunities within the UK where over 40% of the land area has been allocated as public open space.
The park has been designed as the principal green open space in the master plan and contrasts with the hard landscaped Granary Square and Lewis Cubitt Square, which host more lively events and activities. The park is inspired by the relaxed traditional London square and aims to provide another 'lung' for the growing city. The design encompasses gently mounded lawns, trees and specimen shrubs which subtly divide it into smaller spaces while leaving large open areas for children to run free and play games.
A temporary installation project by the King's Cross Pond Club currently forms part of the park area with a purified open-air bathing pool incorporating native wetland and submerged pond plant species. Entitled 'Of Soil and Water': the King's Cross Pond Club, the piece encourages visitors to enter the water and participate in the installation as a piece of experiential art.
This instillation is the UK's first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond, a piece of innovative Land Art, within a working construction site area of London's King's Cross. The 40m long, natural, chemical-free pond is the creation of Ooze Architects (Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg) and artist Marjetica Potrc.
The park opened to the public in Spring 2015.