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Installation by Foster to Launch London Festival of Architecture
Foster + Partners in collaboration with the general London public will work together to construct and dismantle the temporary structure at the opening of the LFA on June 21. The architects worked with sound artist Bill Fontana, and will reveal the design at the event.
The installation is meant to address the issues of sustainability and temporary architecture. It will be over 10 metres tall, feature tensile components by the architects, and a specially commissioned sound piece by Bill Fontana.
The public is invited to assist from 10 am to 12pm, and then to help raise the structure at 2 pm. The sound piece and installation can be experienced until 6:30 pm. Its location on Exhibition Road will be closed to non-pedestrians so that a range of outdoor events may take place. The event coincides with the “2008 Exhibition Road Music Day,“ a free music festival involving all the cultural institutions along Exhibition Road.
The London Festival of Architecture runs from June 20th through July 20th. www.lfa2008.org
read more about the Festival here