A Sustainable Memnagar Lake (LONDON, KINGSTON)
Master in Landscape and Urbanism
Kingston University- School of Art
The proposal tackles the two major factors influencing the site, which are rubbish contamination and water
management and decontamination. The renewed design looks to create a community through the recycling
process and create a new economy within it. This will remove and eliminate the current waste with the
reservoir. The production and vending of products created with waste materials will encourage a
continuous cycle of involvement of people within the site and give a sense of ownership and community.
Through this the park and lake area will become less vacant and stimulate further recreational use as well.
By inviting the interaction and recreation within the area the site will be less prone to people abusing it.
Social control and education will hopefully eliminate rubbish being disposed in the wrong locations as well
as any other undesirable activities.
The existing reservoir will be transformed in to multiple terraces that are predominately of permeable
surfacing. The load bearing walls are of gabion structure filled with material from the existing hard surfacing
within the reservoir. It will make a significant contribution to the long-term sustainability and water quality
within the direct area. The altered surfacing, improved water quality and increased vegetation will allow for
the pre-existing biodiversity to return. Each terrace layer has different qualities and characteristics including
both wet and dry vegetation to maximise filtration, weather resistance and user experience.