Westfield Ave, London, E20 1EH
Gustafson Porter + Bowman
International Quarter London (IQL) is an exciting new space in Stratford dubbed as London’s new destination for progressive business. The space will eventually be home to over 25,000 people occupying four million sq ft. of grade A office accommodation.
Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s landscape design has created intrigue through the use of angular zones comprising of precision cut rhombus shaped sandstone. Alternating sections of cream Laurel Bank sandstone and buff / brown Brownridge sandstone are intersected by bands of grey Thornlake sandstone, black granite and Stainless Steel strips.
The remarkable diamond shaped sandstone had to be meticulously cut to maintain the crisp linear flow of the space. In contrast to the sharp angles of the laying pattern, the outer edges used to create the planted areas were softer, utilising rounded contours for a unique finish.