LFA Benches: Money Box by Nicholas Kirk Architects

Money Box is a bench formed of 45000 penny coins stacked vertically to form 3 monolithic plinths. Money Box has been inspired by its context in the heart of the City and aims to challenge our perception of physical currency during uncertain economic times. As financial institutions struggle to control the growth of the digital economy, Money Box provides an outlet to spend our hard earned cash.’ With thanks to Constructive & Co for their wisdom and woodworking magic. Thanks also to our friends who have helped build the bench, penny by penny.

This bench is one of ten new benches across London and result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture in 2018. The project showcases London’s brilliant emerging architects and designers, and is a public gift that helps London remain an exceptional place to live, work and visit.

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June 4, 2018 - July 4, 2018


Admission: FREE

More Info: www.londonfestivalofarchitecture.org/benches/

Image: Agnese Sanvito


London Bridge Station

Tooley Street SE1 2TF