The Tide [Phase 1], by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

This project opened in July 2019, on Greenwich Peninsula, London. More information here.

I worked alongside the design and computation team within Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Neiheiser Argyros, as we jointly developed parametric geometric models that defined the forms of the elevated walkway ‘Islands’ and Bridges.

In parallel, I also created a series of synchronised parametric engineering models, that helped our team within AKT II to carry out structural analysis and optimisation studies.

Here’s a brief overview of the work AKT II carried out:

Project Team:

Project Status: Built in 2019

Client: Knight Dragon
Designer (Lead): Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Designer: Neiheiser Argyros

Structural Engineer (Elevated Walkway): AKT II
Fabricator: Cimolai
Landscape Designer: Gross Max

Project Role: Computational Designer at AKT II


· I co-authored a paper on this project for the publication Fabricate 2020: Making Resilient Architecture (2020 – UCL Press), called “The Tide [Phase 1]: Greenwich Peninsula, London“.

· This paper was co-written with Bryce Suite (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Ryan Neiheiser (Neiheiser Argyros), and my AKT colleagues Emmanuel Verkinderen and Edoardo Tibuzzi.

· Read the paper online (for free) at the UCL publication website here.

Further Information:

· See more images and details on the Diller Scofidio + Renfro project page, and on the Neiheiser Argyros project page.

· There are other photos and details from the specialist steelwork contractor Cimolai here.

· See the great set of photographs taken by contractors JP Dunn here.

· A nice overview of the project’s advanced use of prefabrication and digital modelling is in this Building magazine article (behind a paywall though!).