Foster+Partners had an idea to let the audience involving the architecture during the London Festival of Architecture. They built a conical structure, interwoven with fabric panels hand-printed by the public.
Alistair Lenczner of Foster + Partners said:
“The day was a lot of fun for all involved and a real success. The London Festival of Architecture is a great opportunity to bring architecture to a wide audience. Our installation was designed as a celebration of the collaborations between people that create architecture, and in this case the public were very much part of that process. The handprints placed on the fabric symbolised the human input into the structure’s creation and Bill Fontana’s maritime-themed sound work complemented the nautical feel of the rigging-type ropes that formed the cable net structure.”