Noah joined the ARUP Landscape team in 2006. He worked in a variety of projects ranging from ideas competitions to landscape/ecological mitigation designs and Environmental impact assessments until 2009. Arup Landscape team was a key part of the integrated urbanism concept, working closely with the urban design team and a number of other disciplines in projects such as Dogntan Eco City.Noah proved to be a good team member showing his ability to coordinate other staff, and manage projects under limited supervision.
Chapeltown Street EIA, Manchester
Production of the Townscape and Visual Impact chapter for the Environmental Impact Assessment of a proposed mixed use development in a derelict site of Central Manchester; adjacent to the Ashton Canal and Great Ancoats Street.Work on the project included a detailed survey of the existing site, a description of the existing landscape resource, to determine the effects of the proposed development on the urban landscape and to assess the visual impact.
Client: Goldlodge Properties Ltd.
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway
October 2006 - August 2009
Strategic landscape assessment and development of landscape design proposals for 25km guided busway linking Huntingdon and St Ives with Cambridge city centre including 2 major new Park and Ride facilities at St Ives and Longstanton. This scheme forms a central element of the County’s proposed transport structure plan. The majority of the scheme follows the route of a disused rail corridor and includes areas of high environmental and historic sensitivity in Cambridge city centre. Work included production of EIA, landscape and ecological proposals and visual design guidelines for the scheme. Recent work involves the development of the detailed design and specification of elements including design and materials for stops, park and rides, surfacing, boundary treatments, lighting, signs and planting.
Client: Cambridgeshire County Council.
‘Lost Town’, Walton on the Naze
Feasibility study for the Lost Town, a project that aims to commemorate a church lost on the east coast of England as a result of coastal erosion with a sculpture located in the sea, offshore from Walton on the Naze – a poignant symbol of local history and the ongoing threat from coastal erosion.
Noah worked with an interdisciplinary team in the production of the document and was responsible for the Landscape and Visual Assessment.
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
Landscape input on Arup’s security strategy for this vibrant and growing community of science and technology based innovation and enterprise including major national and international science projects and facilities.
Down Ampney Masterplan
Arup’s work on this project to date has established an integrated baseline for the physical, economic and planning context of the site and its surroundings. Noah is involved in Phase 2 that will undertake strategic option studies with the final deliverable of an integrated concept masterplan for the Down Ampney site, within the Cotswolds Water Park area. This will also include cultural planning in the concept masterplan development.Cultural planning seeks to integrate the complexity and richness of the environment and its requirements within which a development is located.
Client: Co-operative Group.
Vado Waterfront Competition
International competition for the regeneration of this coastal town and its waterfront where very different uses surprisingly coexist right next to each other, with large industrial infrastructures directly adjacent to smaller residential buildings.
Noah produced all of the landscape input for the bid, consisting of a Design Statement supported with several graphic visualizations of the proposals that were aimed at acting as catalysts for a richer social fabric and a higher consciousness about the importance of preserving the natural environment.
Noah successfully presented his work to the project team in Milan who welcomed the ideas and decided to include the work in the final submission document.
La Spezia Competition, Italy
Further development of Arup’s proposed wider strategy for La Spezia Phase 1 to change the scale of influence of the city to compete as a successful metropolitan area within the Mediterranean region.
La Spezia is a city in the process of change and has the opportunity to define a new role where its original function of Port City will be enhanced and widened into a water based metropolis that can attract new industries, jobs, people and tourism.
Noah was part of the landscape team that developed the decisive public space strategy.
The ‘Heart of Doha’ Masterplan, Qatar
Noah is also involved in this major regeneration project in the centre of Doha, working on a Townscape and Visual Impact chapter for the Environmental Impact Assessment. The proposed development comprises mixed residential /retail uses and a new diplomatic quarter, and includes a comprehensive framework of boulevards, squares and other public open spaces.
Tilbury Power Station
Production of the Landscape and Visual Impact chapter for the Environmental Impact Assessment of a proposed coal-fired power station at Tilbury. The plant would comprise two 800 megawatt (MW) high efficiency supercritical coal-fired units giving a total station capacity of 1600MW.
Arup was appointed by RWE npower to assess the landscape and visual impacts associated with the proposals.
Noah prepared the LVIA report and an additional study of design mitigation proposals exploring the visual and landscape integration of the proposed new Station buildings.
Venice Lagoonn competition
On the occasion of the celebration of it’s tenth anniversary, 2G architectural magazine launched an international ideas competition: 2G Competition. Venice Lagoon Park. This theoretical initiative, which did not involve subsequent phases of the project or its execution, was an inducement to free, non-restrictive reflection, the objective being to embark on a worthwhile debate within the profession.
It was Noah’s initiative to participate in this competition in which Arup’s landscape architects team’s entry was selected as finalist and published in a special publication about the competition.
April 2008- August 2009
Luas Light railway system is expanding and Arup is designing the detailed soft landscape strategy for the new stops and adjacent areas.
Noah’s work on the project includes soft landscape design and specifications revision; working together with Arup architects.