In 2012, RIBA London and London Pleasure Gardens invited architecture students, recent graduates and emerging practices to design benches for the Royal Docks site in east London.
Successful Pews & Perches designers completed the construction of their benches in time for the opening weekend of London Festival of Architecture 2012. The seating was installed at waterside and meadow locations across the London Pleasure Gardens.
“The benches look magical in this post-industrial landscape. We’re really excited by the potential of these emerging designers, there’s a lot of talent here.”
Tamsie Thomson, RIBA London Director
A gallery of images is available on the Wallpaper* website, and below you can find a selection of photos showing the benches being made.
To find out more about this process please download the design brief.