Fantastic Factology meanders through Olympic Park
Local artists and designers complete landscape project as part of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s Arts and Culture Strategy
London-based architecture and design studios create landscape interventions throughout the London 2012 Olympic Park. Commissioned by the ODA, the project is part of the Arts and Culture Strategy which aims to integrate art and culture as a core element of the London 2012 site.
The interventions include, facts, both expert and everyday, collected through workshops and websites to be displayed on benches throughout the Olympic Park, wildflower meadows and new entrances to The Greenway.
We Made That say ‘Our proposals are collectively entitled ‘Fantasticology’; they are designed to reveal both the factual and incredible, the local and universal, in the new landscape of the park.
Working closely with the Parklands and Public Realm team and the Olympic Park landscape designers, we have developed “Fantastic-Archaeology”, a series of planting designs for wildflower meadows as a floral celebration of the past industrial heritage of the site.’
Sited between Hadid’s Aquatics Centre and Populous’ Olympic Stadium, the meadows vivid floral display aims to become a focus for conversation, relating to both the history and current biodiversity of the site.
The meadows use different species of wildflower, recreating footprints of previous industrial buildings sited on the estates to becoming a celebration of the past.