Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf
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Jubilee Park in Canary Wharf, UK; Photo Copright ZinCo GmbHProject Name: Jubilee Park, Canary Wharf
Year: 2001
Owner: Canary Wharf Group
Location: London, England, UK
Building Type: Commercial
Type: Intensive, Test/Research
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 236806 sq.ft.
Slope: 1.5%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public
Submitted by: ZinCo and Greenroofs.com

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:
ZinCo: Greenroof System
Architect: BDP London
Landscape Architect: Barry Chin Associates
General Contractor: Canary Wharf Contracts
Waterproofing Contractor: Performance & Deck Roofing
Green Roof Contractor: Willerby Landscapes Ltd.
Technical Consulting: Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd.
The Canary Wharf Tube Entrance; Photo by Linda S. VelazquezIn the design, the natural stone basins and fountains are especially eye catching. Photo: ZinCoOne of the large entrance portals leading to the underground station ?Canary Wharf.? Photo: ZinCo
Not far away from the London docks, above an underground shopping mall and the Canary Wharf Underground Station, this green zone was designed to create a counterpoint to the dense construction which dominate the surrounding area. The name ?Jubilee Park? is connected with the fact that the representative park had to be finished on time for the 50th anniversary celebration of the throne of Queen Elisabeth II. Jubilee Park was also opened by Her Majesty officially at this time. The roof garden park is open year round.

In late October, 2003, Linda Velazquez had the pleasure of seeing lovely Jubilee Park as well as many of the other greenroofs on the Canary Wharf Estate with Livingroofs.org founder Dusty Gedge, who had her up and down greenroofs all day.
A look over the lawn which is interspersed with solitary trees. Photo: ZinCoThe ZinCo Material Section
The sprawling lawn is interspersed with solitary trees, and the winding paths leading through the park connect to raised, flowing serpentine fountains of stacked stone, creating a water-bound walkway. Other stone planters contain tall grasses and tree specimens (irrigated). This is truly the central feature in this landscaped park.

ZinCo System Build-up:
Lawn (sown), shrubs and trees;
System Substrate ?Garden Roof?, Installation depth 300 - 800 mm;
Mineral Substrate, ca. 100 mm;
Filter Sheet TG;
Elastodrain EL 200;
Waterproofing with root barrier;
Concrete Deck.

Additional thumbnail photos:

Jubilee Park in late October, 2003; Photo by Linda S. VelazquezThe serpentine fountains in late October, 2003; Photo by Linda S. Velazquez
See this project profile in German. See the general project profile of Canary Wharf Estate here. Learn all about Canary Wharf on their website and about ZinCo in The Greenroof Directory here. See more ZinCo projects here, and visit the ZinCo website here for more information on their products. Read Greenroofs.com publisher Linda S. Velazquez's Sky Gardens ~ Travels in Landscape Architecure which includes info about her visit with Dusty to Canary Wharf here. Visit Livingroofs.org, an independent UK resource for green roof information, here.
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