Diller Scofidio + Renfro' s new opening phase of London's first linear culture park

Oct 16, 2019

The opening phase of London's first linear culture park has been open to the public with Thames. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros, this project has been put on the Greenwich Peninsula as the city's new outdoor destination. The Tide is called; the park provides free-to-sight public art by emerging and world-renowned artists and includes a landscaped road for running, walking and attention that is freely accessible to all.


Designed by Landscape Architects, GROSS.MAX, the elevated Timber Daked 'stepping stones', tide-planted with native trees and natural vegetation, provide visitors with platforms to prevent, reflect, and enjoy the views surrounding the River Thames.


The first part of the 5km-long landscape shows a series of 9-meter high range of elevated walkways that flows through the original trees and huge sculptures by Damien Hirst and Allen Jones. Sunken gardens, a 27-meter outdoor picnic table, and a jetty garden surrounded by rivers, relieve the city's bustle.


Includes commemorative artwork to explore with recruitment route. Referring to the surrounding water, Hydra and Kali and Mermaid are the first adventures of the two sculptures of the Damien Hirst, a former resident of Greenwich Peninsula and the iconic British artist Damien Hirst, from the Treasures of the unreliable wreck. Britain's most respected pop artists Allen Jones was commissioned to create a site-specific piece of artwork inspired by Tide's reference. Jones's red 8-meter high statue is designed to look at the head-in-window above, which invites viewers to interact with sculpture from a new perspective.