‘Level Up’ celebrates Ashford’s diverse array of activities.
The proposal works with the contemporary, creating a park that enjoys the immediate moment, whilst anticipating and activating the site’s future.
Strategically, the proposal inhabits two time frames – the immediate and the long term. The programmatic carpets of the civic circus treads lightly on the site, whereas the infrastructural intervention of the ‘level up’ promenade acts to connect both short and long term visions for Ashford. The promenade celebrates the site’s adjacency to the rail network, frames programmatic relationships, creates elevated vistas and allows for strong cross connectivity.
The envisaged proposal lives within the realm of the temporal but anticipates its coexistence with the future.
Date: December 2018
Client: Land Securities
Location: Ashford, Kent