The Tide Line

The edge of the River Thames at Butler’s Wharf is characterised by the everchanging tide line. Layers of ecology, history and access are revealed and concealed as the river ebbs and floods with the rhythm of the tide. The Tide Line reimagines the Jetty as a riparian landscape tracing along the line of the low tide beneath the deck and is marked with floating masts that rise and fall with the river. The Thames Estuary, from the mud flats to the coastal shingle, sustain a specific ecology of flora which are planted along the landscape and irrigated by the river water. The Tide Line augments the island character of the Jetty, providing a breathing space from the city and affording sanctuary for health, well-being and resilience.
Competition Shortlist 2020