LONDON BRIDGE INSTALLATION
A collaborative project between Cityscapes and Team London Bridge, Alexandra was invited to design one of four garden installations using materials recycled from RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2019. The project aims to promote creative recycling, sustainability and greening in the urban environment.
Arches and tunnels are a defining feature of the London Bridge area with masonry construction characterising the Stainer Street walkway where the project is located. Within the station itself, one is surrounded by stimulus. This proposal is a restrained and ordered response to this environment.
The design seeks to view materials through an alternate lens. Minimalist forms heighten and celebrate the status of recycled materials, allowing them to become sculptural points of focus.
Each singular unit, whether brick, paver or bitumen panel has preconceived notions attached. In this design, these elements are laid at different angles than one would usually anticipate and when combined as solid forms their previously functional identity is relinquished.
These orthogonal sculptures emerge through the relaxed planting which is intended as a contrast. This relationship serves to remind of the necessity of integrating nature within built areas for the health of the planet and those who occupy it. The voids in the space are the same size as the sculptural masses above and symbolise the importance of reuse and recycling our resources
See more here: https://www.teamlondonbridge.co.uk/new-forms-gardens-opening