Crimdon Earthwork

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’