Thames Garden Bridge – The Thames Garden Bridge is a proposed pedestrian bridge over the River Thames in London designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Arup Group.
Thames Garden Bridge – The bridge is an example of public space being used to promote the global brand that is London.
Thames Garden Bridge – Public spaces like the proposed Thames Garden Bridge provide new ways of seeing and experiencing the city with associated knock-on public interest and/or commercial benefits.
Blood Swept Lands – Temporary interventions across London offer "meanwhile" uses in places awaiting redevelopment, such as the 2014 "Blood Swept Lands" ceramic poppies installation at the Tower of London (pictured above.)
Blood Swept Lands – The installation by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies -- representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war.
The Line art walk – In London, crowd funding is being used to finance innovative public spaces projects such as The Line art walk along the River Lee. "Quantum Cloud" by Antony Gormley (pictured above) was commissioned for the North Meadow Sculpture Project in celebration of the millennium. Evoking the quantum age, and suggesting an unstable relation between energy and mass, it questions whether the body is produced by the field or the field by the body.
The Line art walk – The Line links the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2 along the waterways in East London. "Vulcan" by Eduardo Paolozzi (pictured above) depicts Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and metalworking, shown brandishing the blacksmith's hammer. The figure is half man and half machine, a possible commentary on the sometimes grueling work of a sculptor.
The Line art walk – Standing permanently on the foreshore of the Thames, "A Slice of Reality" by Richard Wilson is a 1/8th slice of what was originally the Arco Trent, an ocean-going sand dredger. Wilson describes the work as a "sound bite", communicating Greenwich's rich maritime history, whilst referencing the manner in which the line of the Meridian slices through the Greenwich Peninsula.