Regent Street, Douglas, Isle of Man
The legacy of designer Archibald Knox features prominently in the regeneration of the Isle of Man’s capital. This very specific project, initiated by the Douglas Development Partnership, commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Manx designer’s birthday in 2014. Knox, one of the foremost designers in the English Art Nouveau movement, lived in Douglas for much of his life.
The new Artscape paving along Regent Street near to the Promenade features Knox’s inspirational artwork and was brilliantly translated and reinterpreted by BCA Landscape of Liverpool and expertly produced and composed by Hardscape using the latest waterjet-cut techniques with intricate etched detailed finishing to the granite mixes all professionally installed by the Department of Infrastructure, Isle of Man.
Images courtesy of Janice Farnan Photography.
Client: Isle of Man Government
Landscape Architects: BCA Landscape, Liverpool
Contractor: Department of Infrastructure, IOM