This system of earthworks is part of a programme of regeneration for the Durham coastline. They replace what had been a huge redundant car park, and are designed to integrate the new landscape into the surrounding dunes and hills, and allow for recolonization by the surrounding flora. They also establish a strong aesthetic that creates an invitation into the space, and encourages fluidity of movement and continued discovery through exploring the sweeping forms. Included are architectural features such as the sculpted seating that integrates into the landscape, and the table top feature at their highest point that provides for a 360′ view of the surrounding landscape.
Location: Crimdon Dene, East Durham. Commissioned by: Durham County Council – ‘Turning The Tide’