Vyner Tree

Completed: 2014 Client: Barratt London Artist: Tom Price
Partners: HVH spol s r.o, Jaroslav Moravec Location: Westminster, London
Services: Embedded Arts, Residential, Sculpture

Commissioned by the developers Barratt London for the newly built Courthouse apartments on Romney Street in Westminster, Vyner Tree establishes a direct historical link to its location as the site of a former vineyard, once used to produce wine for the Abbot of Westminster Abbey. Spanning some 12 metres, the sculpture rises up and through a living green wall, its shimmering leaves overlooking a private courtyard on one side and Romney Street on the other. At its base are three rocks, sourced from the picturesque mountains of northern Bohemia and then cast in bronze. A simple intervention in the form of a slice or tunnel through the rocks offers a highly polished surface for children to slide on, climb through or explore.


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