The Promenade of Light was designed by Tonkin Liu is located London, United Kingdom. Promenade of Light, Tonkin Liu masterplan for a pedestrian Old Street in London shows how small, but carefully planned intervention can significantly improve the life of a city street. The scheme has transformed a neglected part of the city into a dynamic routing and public space where people can sit, linger, eat, talk, play and meet in a relaxed manner. 18 London plane trees were added to the existing site of 21 mature trees and a stone pavement light measuring 2015 square meters was laid down, arranged around circular planters, benches, tables and cycle facilities.
A walk is a celebration of the march of ideas to take place and relationships develop. Shifting the traffic circle around the trees in clusters and clearings of the Promenade is encouraging the various rhythms of its users and creates rooms in urban areas away from trees. A stone of light is everywhere maximizes the effect of sunlight and shade during the day and provides a framework for theater lighting at night. Stone panels are pre-cut and designed into the slot of the same puzzle pieces around furniture for easy maintenance or replacement. Lighting, operated by a sun tracking timer switch is provided by columns of tall lamp with 6-8 multi-directional beams, a bespoke system designed in partnership with Target.
The promenade has been extended to include a magnolia this spring with a reflective mirror base. The practice is now working with Transport for London to develop proposals to extend the green space around the traffic island.