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Mirrored installation pops up in Covent Garden

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The east facade of Covent Garden’s market building has been wrapped in mirrors as part of a new installation 

More than 2,970m2 of mirrors have been installed to conceal the building works taking place at the Grade II*-listed landmark.

The installation, entitled ‘Reflect London’ and designed by Sculptivate and Verrecchia & Partners, has been created to offer new perspectives of the site.

The angles of the 67 mirrors will be adjusted over time to create an ever-changing surface reflecting varying viewpoints.

According to a statement visitors will be able ‘to take a moment of reflection, as 19th-century classical architecture and modern Minimalism collide with the sky in a dazzling spectacle of reflected light’.

Beverly Churchill, creative director of Covent Garden, said: ‘The refurbishment of the Market Building heralds a new era for Covent Garden so we wanted to take a moment to reflect, and encourage our visitors to do the same. We like to surprise so, rather than opt for traditional hoardings, we’ve created something more visually arresting for our visitors to discover.’

Reflect London

Reflect London

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  • this could be so much better than it actually is. Putting mirrors on buildings is a cheap way out, though we must use modern materials.

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