LFA2020 City Benches enjoy their new home
Since 2018, our City Benches have offered visitors, residents and commuters a creative spot to sit, relax and make the most of the City’s amazing surroundings. With this year’s competition now open for entries, we’re also excited to take a look back at our 2020 City Benches, and are proud to share that all five of them will continue to bring joy to Londoners, as they have found new homes. Keep scrolling for a glimpse of the benches in their new locations!
PROFFERLO’s Chim Chim at Bangabandu Primary School in Tower Hamlets
We’re delighted that HAC’s A Pineapple for London can now be found at Trinity Academy London, a secondary school in Brixton, while 51°30’48.6” N 0°05’17.9” W – the coordinates bench by Studio mxmxm – has gained a 2nd home at the City of London School. The unique coordinates that inspired this design are actually in front of the Royal Exchange, just a stones throw away from its new home at the secondary school. Iain Jamieson and Dave Drury
Studio mxmxm’s 51°30’48.6” N 0°05’17.9” W at the City of London School in City of London
PROFFERLO Architecture’s bright red Chim Chim has also been relocated, inspiring the next generation of budding architects and designers at Bangabandu Primary School in Tower Hamlets, who were also the winners of NLA Learning’s school photography competition, titled ‘A Sustainable Future for London’, last year.
Iain Jamieson and Dave Drury’s The Two Seater Rule has found a new home in the playground of Dulwich Village Infant’s while Oli Colman’s Look Up can be discovered for all to enjoy at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden which we can’t wait to visit when it reopens!
HAC’s A Pineapple for London at Trinity Academy London in Brixton
Each year the City Benches project celebrates emerging talent and showcase how design at any scale can transform the streetscape in one of London’s liveliest and most interesting districts, with welcoming and bold design.
As a Festival, we are committed to the legacy of our installations and sustainable design, and now, with the benches having found permanent places in schools and a number of public organisations across the capital, we hope that they can continue to have a long-term positive impact.
We can’t wait to share more images of all the 2020 City Benches in their new homes soon, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and keep up with our newsletter to find out more – watch this space!