london UNITED KINGDOM
One of the Mayor of London’s “Part of Wonder: Incredible Installations.” Greater London Authority “Look and Celebrations” City Programme for the 2012 London Olympic & Paralympic Games.
Located at Euston Square Gardens, this installation consists of a large decorative canopy-structure, a Gazebo. The concept of the Gazebo follows an English tradition in which such filigree construction becomes a jewel that punctuates the landscape, creating a small gathering or viewing point that in turn organises the natural setting around it. The steel structure also fits in the tradition of exposed steel paraphernalia—gates, fences, fountains, pipe work, etc.—which distinguishes and enriches so many UK cities. The complex patterns of the surface create a unique ornamental structure that evokes a sense of delicacy and elegance, with an ever-changing effect of light and shadows.