The Turning Tide,
by Mvuu and Amir Zinaburg, with support from Odace Engineering.
Mvuu is a multidisciplinary design group consisting of brothers Toko and Tim Andrews.
Turning Tide aims to symbolize the forever fluctuating effect that actions cause, with the structure 'shifting' from one state to another. Stones scribed with community messages of climate change anchor down the bench, signifying that action will never be without effect.
Turning Tide is one of five winning benches from the third edition of Pews and Perches design competition from the London Festival of Architecture and Royal Docks Team.
Now in its third year, the Pews and Perches competition highlights the transformative impact of small-scale interventions in the public realm and offers visitors and residents alike unique spaces to sit and make the most of their surrounding public space.
You can hear Tim and Toko sharing about the story behind their design by clicking on the event link.