Studio Egret West has designed this £3 million ‘swaying’ sculpture close to the Olympic Park in Stratford town centre
The 450m-long public realm intervention features polished titanium ‘leaves’ on metal posts and is intended to ‘set the tone’ for visitors arriving at Stratford for the Olympic Games in 2012.
The leaves will be finished in a variety of colours and will sway in the wind.
The scheme is one of six public realm redevelopments around the Olympic fringe funded by the London Development Agency (LDA).
The LDA is pumping £12.4 million into schemes at: Stratford Town Centre; Hackney Marshes and Mabley Green; Leyton Links; Hackney Wick and Fish Island; Three Mills Olympic Link; and Stratford High Street.
Work is already underway on landscape architects Camlin Lonsdale competition-wining scheme for Hackney Marshes and Mabley Green.
The LDA design framework panel is currently being consulted on schemes at Leyton Links; Hackney Wick and Fish Island; Three Mills Olympic Link.
LDA design framework panel members
Adams and Sutherland
Aedas Access Consultancy
General Public Agency
Tim Ronalds Architects
Mecanoo Architecten BV
Vectra Group Ltd
Meadowcroft Griffin Architects
Witherford Watson Mann Architects
East Architecture, Landscape, Urban Design
Stephen Taylor Architects
Maxwan Architects and Urbanists B.V
Peter Beard_LANDROOM Architecture, Landscape, Urban Design
Mccreanor Lavington Limited
de Rijke Marsh Morgan Ltd Architects
J and L Gibbons
muf Architecture / Art