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

Anything But Grey

pause — reflect

Anything But Grey Design
Anything But Grey Street

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. 

Anything But Grey Trees
Photography: Niki Borowiecki

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