A City of London public realm project that reused granite stones taken from the river wall at Tideway sites has won at the London Design Awards.
The project, entitled From the Thames to Eternity, reused almost 60 granite stones salvaged from the Victoria Embankment and installed them at seven locations in the City of London.
It sought to celebrate the role of stone in the City’s development, as well as stimulate discussion about the reuse of materials and the circular economy in the built environment.
A total of 58 stones – each weighing around one tonne – were configured to form wayfinding aids and as seating for people to rest and gather.
They start near the River Thames and Peter’s Hill and are placed as far up as Smithfield Market near Farringdon Station.
From the Thames to Eternity won in the ‘Landscape Design: Cultural Heritage Design’ category.