Architectural Installations for London 2012
The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, is proud
to present five innovative architectural installations, especially designed and
built for London’s celebrations of the 2012 Olympics.
Between 20 July and 10 September 2012, we will bring
architectural design to the forefront of London’s urban life and transform some
of the capital's most popular locations: Euston Square Gardens, Parliament
Square, South Kensington tube station forecourt, the Cutty Sark, and Victoria Park.
a gazebo with locally bred algae, an urban garden of recyclable building cells, a house made of the world’s flags, a series
of story-telling trees, and an
enormous tea-making machine. Click on the links below for details of each installation:
All installations are designed and researched by staff members of the Bartlett School of Architecture who have collaborated with some of the most advanced engineers and fabricators nationally and internationally in order to realize their visions. The projects reflect the School’s vibrant and diverse research culture, as well as the Bartlett’s commitment to bringing some of its most innovative design production closer to the public in the heart of London.
The installations are commissioned by the Mayor of London, following a call for proposals for the Greater London Authority’s ‘City Dressing’ programme. Four teams were chosen through a competition between London architecture schools, winning four out of a total of nine commissions to university-led teams, while one team was selected following an international design call among practices. All projects belong in the Mayor’s WONDER series of ‘incredible installations,’ which aims to celebrate the capital’s design talent by showcasing cutting edge architectural projects throughout London.
Many thanks to George Paraskevopoulos and Di Henry from the Greater London Authority who released the call for these installations and have shown great enthusiasm towards our proposals.
information see http://www.molpresents.com/wonder