Northala Fields Park
When we first caught sight of London’s Northala Fields Park, which opened in May 2008, the similarity in topography to Fresh Kills set off instant recognition–this is filled land. The park’s construction included the creation of four man-made hills filled with construction debris from local projects including the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium and the construction of a nearby shopping center. Transport of this waste to the Northala site saved considerable money over its export to a remote landfill, and the corresponding £6 million went to supporting park development. Almost everything on the site is recycled from the original construction sites–paths, piers, soil. The tallest mound stands 84 feet high.
The design is by London-based Form Associates. Landscape-gawking blog Vulgare has put together a handsome collection of photos of the site scoured from various online sources.