Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London, United Kingdom
The 247 acre park served as the central feature for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which were recognized as the “Greenest Games” in history, with the park declared the “winner of the Games” by the Mayor of London. The largest new park created in Europe for more than 150 years, the design synthesizes centuries of British park tradition, the reality of post-industrial brownfields, advances in sustainability and resilience thinking to create a new type of park for the 21st Century. Focused around the restoration of the River Lea, the park includes a northern environmental park and a southern festival park that showcases the Olympic Gardens, which are themed around the countries who participate in the Games. The Transformation Plan set the framework for the park post-Games, replacing paving and sporting venues with park programming and additional habitat landscapes – creating a regenerated landscape that will inspire generations to come.