Finding peaceful respite in urban settings can be tough, especially in a city like London that’s constantly buzzing with activity. To help Londoners reconnect with nature, the Finnish architecture firm AOR designed and installed Viewpoint, an angular structure that floats over the Regent’s Canal and borders the Camley Street Nature Reserve. Clad in Corten steel and timber planks, this permanent public space doubles as a relaxing escape from the city and a ideal spot to observe wildlife in the heart of London.
From the description:
“Commissioned by The Finnish Institute in London and The Architecture Foundation for London Wildlife Trust, Viewpoint is an unique urban island hideaway set to bring nature and architecture together on London‘s Regent’s Canal at Camley Street Natural Park.
As a small man-made islet on the canal designed by emerging Finnish architects Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola, Viewpoint will act as an additional viewing platform, an invaluable new learning facility and workshop space for Camley Street Natural Park. Viewpoint is due for completion in 2014.”
Viewpoint Installation and Launch Event
Images via Viewpoint London
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