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Designers chosen for Olympic Park spaces

James Corner Field Operations and erect architecture have been announced as the successful designers who will lead the creation of two new public spaces at London's Olympic Park.

It follows a design competition held by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), which saw five teams shortlisted for both the proposed North Park and South Park schemes.

New York, US-based James Corner Field Operations has been appointed to design the South Park project, which aims to create a urban landscape similar to the capital's South Bank.

The group's design comprised a tree-lined promenade linking flexible spaces for the hosting of events, cultural programmes, food stalls and other visitor attractions.

Meanwhile, the North Park area will be designed by London-based erect architecture and will feature a community hub integrated into parkland, with a playground also proposed.

OPLC chief executive Andrew Altman said: "These spaces will be one of the first new public spaces and facilities added to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park."

London mayor Boris Johnson added: "These inspiring public spaces will be at the centre of the new communities that are rising in this brand new quarter of the capital."

Details: www.legacycompany.co.uk

Image: How the South Park area will look

James Corner Field Operations and erect architecture have been announced as the successful designers who will lead the creation of two new public spaces at London's Olympic Park. It follows a design competition held by the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), which saw five teams shortlisted for both the proposed North Park and South Park schemes. New York, US-based James Corner Field Operations has been appointed to design the South
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