Official launch of Dover’s new Esplanade Design


The official launch of the Tonkin Liu Esplanade and the new North Downs Way Marker took place on 4 November 2011.

The VIP launch was beautifully organised by Dover Pride and very well attended.

Architects Anna Liu and Mike Tonkin were there to see their Esplanade  officially opened. A red ribbon was cut just as dusk was falling so that the walk back, from  the unveiling of Alma Tischler Woods North Downs Way end of trail marker, at the other end of the esplanade, was  accompanied by the light wave formed through differing intensity of light passing along the spectacular Tonkin Liu lighting.

Sadly Alma Tischler Wood was unable to get back from Korea for the launch but her work was photographed by Nigel Green and contextualised along with the New Esplanade in a pocket sized guide produced by DAD and launched at this event.

DAD also produced 4 display boards for the opening in the Sea Sports Centre introducing the community engagement programme they organised including the schools programme and New Guide. DAD continued their collaboration with designer Edda Jones for both the Boards and Guide.

We are grateful to funding from Sea Change for making this programme possible.