Lunch Break is an installation by creative architecture studio KHBT in collaboration with artist Ottmar Hörl – has been announced as the winner of a design competition to create a new work for the ‘St Paul’s Plinth’ outside St Paul’s tube station.
The competition, organised by the London Festival of Architecture and the Cheapside Business Alliance, makes use of the existing frame structure as a stage for a new intervention that will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people during London Festival of Architecture 2019.
Lunch Break’ sees 35 gilded angels sitting on randomly arranged bars, suspended from the existing wire grid of the ‘St Paul’s Plinth’, which was first created by ScottWhitbyStudio and Arup for the London Festival of Architecture in 2018.
Like much of KHBT’s work, this collaboration with Ottmar Hörl crosses boundaries and builds a unique space that sits between art and architecture. As the London Festival of Architecture explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the project celebrates what can happen at that creative boundary, as well as providing a charming and eye-catching temporary landmark for the City of London.