Often people associate time-lapse with the construction of buildings, but not with the associated landscaping or with public realm works. However, these can look spectacular from above, with landscaping in particular appearing transformative on screen. We’ve had a lot of success with projects such as this and hope you enjoy the examples below.
Example 1 – Lesnes to Crossness
This area of London, now named Southmere Square, has undergone major redevelopment, having now been transformed into a beautiful park featuring a play area and seating with a stunning view over nearby Southmere Lake. Our time-lapse film captures the stunning landscaping transformation beautifully.
Example 2: Leopold estate communal garden regeneration
The housing association Poplar Harca asked Regenology to record time-lapse of their regeneration and landscaping of the communal gardens in the middle of the Leopold estate. Time-lapse cameras recorded the entire project, and in addition, the Regenology team visited the site at various stages throughout the project, to record additional film of the work and the final finished gardens. The combination resulted in an beautiful and engaging film of the project and demonstrates how useful additional filming can be to add an extra layer of interest to a time-lapse film.
Example 3: Blackhorse Lane
A series of small changes signal the beginning of the renewal of Blackhorse Lane and the regeneration of the area. New kerbs, paving and planting emphasise the entrances of Blackhorse Lane’s industrial estates and the Wetlands, and decorative paving slabs direct visitors to local points of interest. We used two time-lapse cameras and utilised our ability to zoom to good effect in this film of the works.
Example 4: Dartford Town Centre Regeneration
The regeneration of Market Street in Dartford has created new ‘pocket parks’ to provide calm, natural spaces for shoppers and visitors to enjoy a break or just kick back and relax over coffee or lunch. The area is becoming a public space that’s much more about trees, planting and green spaces than it is about concrete, railings and bollards. Our time-lapse camera captured the work and we utilised our ability to zoom to good effect in the final film. Walker Construction Ltd posted our time-lapse film of the works on their YouTube channel as a promotional and engagement tool.
Example 5: Exhibition Road
The transformation of Exhibition Road into a shared space for pedestrians and motorists has greatly improved traffic flow, provided new direct pedestrian crossings and more pavement space, and greatly improved both pedestrian safety and driving conditions for motorists. The paving works in a granite diamond pattern add a level of interest to the pedestrian areas.
Example 6: Shadwell Estate
The Shadwell Estate regeneration project involved the transformation of the main courtyard from an uninspiring space to a place where people would want to spend time and enjoy being outside. The new outside space has created areas where residents can relax or socialise, provides new play opportunities for younger residents, has made the whole estate accessible to all residents and has created biodiverse walls and roofs to create habitats for London wildlife, and it was all captured by our time-lapse camera.
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