by Studio Who, supported by Universal Spraying Ltd.
Royal Breath emerges as a kit of modular elements inspired by the industrial development and modernisation that characterises London and the Royal Docks. The diverse ventilation ducts are chained to create a meandering, playful and sculptural shape, which winds up from the ground looking towards the water. Its golden coating gives a distinct royal character, catching the attention of the public while also reflecting the changing environment and light throughout the day.
In spring 2020, the LFA and Royal Docks Team unveiled a series of benches across the Royal Docks as part of the Pews and Perches design competition. The competition invited architecture and design students, recent graduates and emerging practitioners to deliver a playful new take on street furniture that can celebrate the Royal Docks and the communities at home in the area – a series of conversation starters to re-connect everyone with nature and the docks’ built environment. Many of the benches are still in place today and can be seen when walking around the docks.
To hear the designers share the story behind their bench click on the event link.