The City of London is the financial heart of Britain, one of the major finance hubs on the globe and home of the London Stock Exchange. Drawing inspiration from the graphic language of stock charts, the design refers to undulating graphs of green and red bars representing profit and loss. The two benches complement each other in a yin&yang like relationship: green becomes red, profit turns into loss. The simple, one-dimensional chart becomes interpretable, depending on the view point.
This bench is one of ten new benches across the City of London - five in Cheapside and five in the Eastern Cluster - and result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Corporation and Cheapside Business Alliance in 2018. They showcase London’s brilliant emerging architects and designers, and are a public gift that help the City remain an exceptional place to live, work and visit.
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Creechurch Place EC3A 7AD