Somerset House, Strand, London: the courtyard repaved with granite setts and the installation of fifty-five dancing fountains lit by fibre-optics

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RIBApix ref no RIBA6102
Architect/DesignerChambers, Sir William (1723-1796)
Donald Insall Associates
Artist/PhotographerHall, Janet (1946-2005)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1796
Image Date2001
StyleClassical Revival
Library ReferenceCT339
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Janet Hall / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Strand block of Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and built in 1776-1796. Donald Insall Associates oversaw its restoration in 1999-2001.

Subject tags

government buildings, restoration, courtyards, fountains, paving