The Ascent of Malmo Quay, Ouseburn Valley: Re-inventing Newcastle landscape — Paris / Basel
AWP, an interdisciplinary office for territorial reconfiguration and design, wins an Igloo Carillon plc competition for the re-invention of Newcastle landscape in Malmo Quay. Revealing the unique and impressive landscape of the Tyne and the Ouseburn, a lightweight polished reflective steel ramp ascends the architecture of the cycle hub to an observatory offering a cinematic and panoramic view experienced either by foot or bike. The experience is enriched by unexpected and sensuous combinations of materials, such as matt tarp and mirror-polished stainless steel. The naval heritage of the Valley is recalled in the boathouse-like design of the three buildings.