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We work in collaboration with like-minded consultants in order to further our thinking and skill level and since our inception, we have always looked to develope concepts grounded by good research that have a light touch on the planet, are low in carbon and energy-use. We look to our research to help us and our clients mitigate the impact of climate change.
‘Be Well’ was a temporary pavilion selected as the centrepiece for Clerkenwell Design Week 2019.
Envisaged as a platform to showcase the inherent performance and aesthetic qualities of galvanised steel via an experimental composition of utilitarian building products and curated architecture, visitors firstly interacted with a fine filigree of elements that shone and refracted with the everchanging sunlight.
The pavilion progressed to a more enclosed construction where visitors were able to connect and touch the material as they moved through the installation and were able to observe the chemical patination beauty of the material close-up.
The centrepiece of the pavilion was a more formal portico inspired by the adjacent St. Johns Gate that housed a new Clerkenwell ‘Well’, a subversive reinterpretation of the existing Clerkenwell well, where visitors were invited to share their thoughts about the show, issues in the design and architectural sector and to leave these in the wishing well for the future.
Made viable by the commission sponsors Haines Watts (our accountants by the way) and the fantastic teams at: Berry Systems, Joseph Ash Galvanising, Lionweld Kennedy, The Galvanising Association and John Cullen Lighting.
Photography: Tino Antoniou