“It was not architecture that was needed to regenerate the sea front: that could come later. They needed someone who knew how to make thoughtful marks on the land. It needed a sensibility to understand the forms of the sand and the fauna and flora of the seaside – a team who would drink in the knowledge of the local historians about this once remarkable sea-front, and engage businesses and politicians and local schoolchildren, so that all ages and communities could feel a sense of ownership. All this is included in BCA Landscape’s wonderful mark-making on new land forms at Rhyl’s new west promenade.”
Tom Leitener RSAW – Touchstone
Project: Drift Park, Wales
Budget: £4.5 Million
Project Team: BCA Landscape & Broadbent Studios
Awards: Landscape Institute Award 2008, RTPI Award 2008, West Lancashire Design Award 2009
This multi award winning new seafront park was inspired by the meeting of coastal processes and the interventions used to control them and celebrates the fascinating heritage of Rhyl in the form of a ‘beachcombing’ artwork experience.