There’s FREE BEER! And mischievously elegant planting and design
‘BAROQUE AND ROLL’
Bradmore Square is an example of how bold landscape architecture, an adventurous planting plan, and playful extra touches, can transform a nondescript area used as a corridor into a destination space people choose to dwell in.
The Edible Bus Stop were tasked with re-imagining Bradmore Square, an area just outside a tube exit from the Hammersmith Broadway complex. A horseshoe shaped area, it lacked cohesion, colour and a sense of place, acting mainly as a passageway of rushed exit and entry to the complex. It does however, have a beautiful Baroque building, Bradmore House, and this we used as the focal point for our inspiration.
We set about to unlock this 150 sqm of potential. By installing 3.5 mirrored fins along columns, we were able to create a theatrical environment where the outside is reflected in. Our surface treatment exaggerates a floret tile design and the sho-sugi-ban charred wood twisted planters nod to the shape of Bradmore House’s exterior circular staircases. This is all brought together by the planting of elegant Niwaki trees, and various clipped ever green planting as a contemporary take on the formal planting styles of the baroque era.
On Thursday 23rdMay the square celebrates its make-over. All are welcome. There will be live acoustic music and Craft Beer will be serving up some of their delicious beer all thanks to CBRE Global Investors, who are sponsoring the evening.