Dover Esplanade, Kent Seafront, Tonkin Liu Landscape Design

Dover Esplanade Design, Kent Landscape Design, Tonkin Liu Project, Photos, Award

Dover Esplanade, Kent, England

Dover Seafront – design by Tonkin Liu Architects

19 May 2011

Dover Esplanade, Dover

Design: Tonkin Liu Architects

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photos © Robbie Polley

RIBA Award winner, 19th of May 2011

The Dover seafront has been transformed by artworks that take the form of three waves gently washing up against the sheltered beach. The Lifting Wave is a repeating form of curving white concrete ramps and staircases that rise and fall to connect the Esplanade to the lower shingle beach.

The Resting Wave; a second sculptural white concrete wall made up of a series of moulded curves. The recesses house oak benches, the promontories raised lawns.

The third line is the lighting wave. The lighting columns rise and fall like froth on the bubbling crest of a wave. These deceptively effortless interventions lend this shore line path a true sense of place and of fun.

Dover Esplanade
photo © Mike Tonkin

Dover Esplanade – Building Information

Title: Dover Esplanade
Location: Waterloo Crescent, Dover
Architect: Tonkin Liu
Client: Kent County Council; Sea Change:DCMS:CABE; Dover Harbour Board; Dover District Council
Contractor: Ringway Infrastructure Services
Contract Value: £2m
Completion Date: Aug 2010
Gross internal area: 6,000 sqm

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