Approached directly by the Architect, Architen Landrell was asked to work up existing drawings to provide a five pointed hypar canopy.
The client was attempting to provide one of Londons current largest mixed development schemes with a striking sculptural centrepiece to its Long Lane entrance.
Fixing to the walls of existing buildings, it was important that the canopy weighed as little as possible to minimise stress on the surrounding environment. The masts, which fixed directly into the ground, were made specially using plate metal and tie rods to achieve a tapered effect.
The installation was broken up into many chunks to ensure that the equipment could access the site alongside other building works. In the end, the canopy and masts had to be installed on a high quality finished surface.
The architect, Damien Wilson of Rolfe Judd, was thrilled with the outcome. The clean and crisp canopy provides exactly the statement the client was aiming for and has created a much needed focal point for the development as a whole.