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Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf

Jubilee Park is effectively a roof garden built above an underground railway station. It was designed by the office of Jacques Wirtz. The central feature is a raised serpentine water channel with rough stone walls. Other walls are planted with tall grass species and over 200 Metasequoia trees were planted in irrigated containers. Planting was completed in 2002. On hot still sunny days the space is very well used.

The raised water channel divides the space in an un-steam-like manner, a reminder of the artificiality of the context. The Metasequoias are an odd choice but they too are flourishing. The lively grass mounding is good for sunbathers and a welcome contrast with the Gotham City aspect of Canary Wharf. 

. The design style can be classified as Postmodern. It has a strong theme and is not rectilinear.

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Canary Wharf, London, Greater London, England

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