In collaboration with the new owner Tishman Speyer and Encounter Contemporary, the project has also reintroduced a public art programme to the Plaza, with a series of dramatic sculptures alternating in the main public space and a new art gallery at street level. All this ensures that once again, in line with the Smithsons' original vision, the complex can serve the public and the city, as a cultural gathering and focal point for the wider district of St James's.
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Architecture Tour of Smithson Plaza for Christie's LatesLast night, for Christie's Lates, Director Deborah Saunt hosted a talk at the nearby Smithson Plaza, discussing the Smithsons' legacy and showcasing DSDHA's recent restoration of the duo's celebrated complex.Share:
Our model of the Albert Memorial on show at the Royal Academy of ArtCatch our model of the Albert Memorial at the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition between 12 June and 19 August.
Through the use of digital modelling and fabrication techniques, DSDHA has manipulated the geometry of the Memorial to reveal its hidden complex of brick vaults and arches: a fascinating yet largely forgotten space which could be converted to accommodate much needed cultural infrastructure in our city.Writing for the AJ about this year's Royal Academy show, Jon Astbury mentioned our piece, saying that: "DSDHA’s stunning Alternative Perspectives on the Albert Memorial is a particular highlight, its woozy twisting of perspective very much at home among Perry’s wider selection."Share: