'Open Circle'

  • The pillars were cast from bins and water butts
  • Polished concrete showing coloured marble
  • The circle served as a gathering place
  • Oak benches connect the pillars
  • Planning sketches
  • Construction detail
  • Casting sessions at St Mungo's
1 The pillars were cast from bins and water butts2 Polished concrete showing coloured marble3 4 The circle served as a gathering place5 Oak benches connect the pillars6 Planning sketches7 Construction detail8 Casting sessions at St Mungo's9
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As part of the redevelopment of Mint Street Park I worked with various local groups including St Mungo's Rough sleepers centre nearby. After experimenting with casting from old flower pots a scheme for a focal seating area cast from larger containers developed. The pillars were cast in-situ from collected bins, buckets and water butts. Coloured marble was cast into the concrete and polished to a smooth finish.
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Project Summary

LocationMint Street Park
London SE1
Date2003
CommissionerBankside Open Spaces Trust
Budget£15-20K
Materials Sandblasted Oak sleepers, cast concrete, coloured marble pebbles

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