London Festival of Architecture 2018
Windsor Workshop provided technial solutions, fabrication and installation for this eye catching project by ScottWhitby Studio.
Celebrating, discussing and questioning the state of architecture in the British capital, the London Festival of Architecture returns to the big smoke for the month of June. The theme of ‘identity’ is a starting point for the numerous architects, designers, artists and institutions who take part in the festival to bring an exciting schedule of events and exhibitions rolling out across the city. This year, the festival groups in urban hubs including London Bridge, the Royal Docks, Battersea and the City of London.
St Paul’s Gateway installation by ScottWhitbyStudio
A ‘trapezoidal contemporary gateway structure’ has popped up outside St Paul’s Underground Station. Designed by ScottWhitbyStudio, the installation is made of hundreds of reflective anodised aluminium poles that are suspended vertically from a light-weight canopy. At the centre, a reflective oculus and dome of poles has been constructed using Christopher Wren’s mathematical formula used to design the St Paul’s Cathedral dome. The result – a symphony of mirrored images of St Paul’s Cathedral greeting commuters and visitors as they reach the area. The structure was designed in conjunction with Arup and delivered with the help of The William Hare Group and Windsor Workshop.
Photography: Luke O'Donovan and Osman Marfo-Gyasi