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January 18 2021

Raised gardens court urban residents in Leith

Work has begun on a new apartment block in Leith which conceals 2,500sq/m of raised gardens designed by OPEN.

Overlooking Ocean Terminal the CALA Homes Waterfront Plaza will obscure undercroft parking with a south-facing green space finished with artificial grass, paving and planters, connected directly to nearby walking and cycling routes via a landscaped walkway.

OPEN associate Alastair Haigh said: “These gardens are a special element within this site – located above the street level they will provide unique spaces for those that are lucky enough to live here.

“Green space is really coveted at the moment, so to be able to provide landscaped gardens that provide this and enhance the views from apartments by covering parking is a fantastic use of the space.”

The phased development will begin opening to residents from the spring.

Waterfront Plaza has been designed by EMA Architecture and Design
Waterfront Plaza has been designed by EMA Architecture and Design

5 Comments

The Bairn
#1 Posted by The Bairn on 18 Jan 2021 at 16:25 PM
Ah Ha, when is a green space not a green space?
You are seriously deluded if you use that phrase to describe vast areas of artificial grass.
Does the Green Party know about you?
It would be more cost effective to coat the raised concrete decks with environmentally friendly green coloured paint which would also NOT be a 'green space'. Covidiots!!
7yrsatuni
#2 Posted by 7yrsatuni on 19 Jan 2021 at 14:13 PM
Sorted...all the rooms will have flowery wallpaper
Ken
#3 Posted by Ken on 19 Jan 2021 at 20:42 PM
Limited information on whether this is an enclosed space (i.e. shaded) or indeed will be fit for purpose. Design looks disappointing, the architects should have spent £100 on a return flight to Copenhagen to see how such blocks, with real gardens, are properly designed.
Plazatron
#4 Posted by Plazatron on 20 Jan 2021 at 12:28 PM
Standard, clumsy EMA + Cala guff.
The landscaping is so bog standard and unimaginative. A low quality space for residents to ponder the crap detailing and rank 'Plaza' Cala branding.
Terra_
#5 Posted by Terra_ on 22 Jan 2021 at 15:20 PM
Its fine. better than the empty wasteland that was there before.

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