For those of you who have been in and around London during the 2012 Olympics, you may have spotted a few unusual installations dotted around the city. These pieces are works created by students from the University of Westminster’s architecture course as part of a program presented by the Greater London Authority and Mayor of London.
University of Westminster students beat off stiff competition from UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, London Metropolitan University and Central St Martins in order to obtain the commission to create temporary architectural installations during the Games.
In Victoria Park, students Jamie Pearson and Lemma Redda have installed Aurora, a pavillion made from some 1,500 ready-made hula hoops. All the hoops are strung together and lit from above and within to create a beautiful glowing canopy.Chloe Leen, Theo Molloy and Steven Wilkinson, ‘Streetscape Carousels’
Meanwhile, in various locations across town, Chloe Leen, Theo Molloy and Steven Wilkinson have installed their Streescape Carousels. Each of these spinning pavilions depicts a panoramic view of urban London.Hugo Bass, James Kirk and Preet Panesar, ‘London Dresser’
And, in the Shell Centre at South Bank lies the London Dresser. Created by Hugo Bass, James Kirk and Preet Panesar, this installation is a large-scale cabinet full of small scale versions of London’s most famous architectural builds. Each day, the cabinet is opened and members of the public can sit on, in and around the various miniature monuments.