We proudly announce that we have been shortlisted for a WAF Award in the Future Project—Landscape category for our design of the Shoal.
The Shoal is a kinetic sculpture defining the edge and gateway to Stratford Town Centre. The scale and ambition of the project allows comparison to other regeneration works in Britain, such as Anish Kapoor’s Temenos and Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North. However, what sets the Shoal apart from these artworks is its urban location and integration into a wider public realm masterplan that is designed to encourage long term development around the sculpture.
The Shoal wraps around the Great Eastern road side of Stratford Island, illuminating and delighting the arrival into Stratford from the main station. The sculpture represents the town centre anew against the ill urban planning of shopping centre, service ramps and car parks with a positive impression of colour, light, movement and structural joy.
This year the award ceremony will be held in Barcelona. SEW decided to take this opportunity to go on a studio trip! ¡BARCELONA, AHI VAMOS!