Anything But Grey EC1M
— London Festival of Architecture 2008
An installation designed and constructed for the London Festival of Architecture to encourage people to stop and notice an often paced through green space.
Client — London Festival of Architecture
Sector — Arts
Nature — Installation
pause — reflect
Anything But Grey was a temporary installation in Benjamin Street Gardens, Clerkenwell, designed and built by the Wilkinson Eyre Stage I architectural assistants.
Inhabiting the inside and outside of a park keeper’s hut, the structure acted as a periscope, reflecting and projecting the tree canopy above. The installation drew people into the underused park, encouraging them to pause and enjoy. The project has been the generator of a more permanent legacy for these historic gardens.
The colourful nature of the installation was a minor rebellion against the drab tones fashionable in contemporary architecture.