South Bank Tower

Completed: 2014 Client: CIT Group Partners: Johnson Naylor, KPF, Luchford Location: South Bank, London
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Cultural Placemaking, Residential, Sculpture

Formerly known as Kings Reach Tower, this high-rise, mixed-use building is surrounded by major cultural institutions such as Tate Modern, National Theatre, Southbank Centre and the Globe Theatre. Futurecity’s approach creates a long-term curatorial scope with key opportunities for the arts to be part of the buildings design and surrounding public realm in collaboration with lead architects KPF and major internationally renowned artists.

As part of this strategy, Futurecity delivered Vertical Shell, a unique site specific sculpture by internationally-renowned artist Tobias Putrih in the lobby of South Bank Tower. Tobias was commissioned to create a structure that integrates with the contemporary architecture and utilises the sheer dimension of the new triple-height residents’ lobby.

For ‘People & Places’, Steve McCurry was commissioned to document the creative people and places of London’s South Bank area. The photographs were used to showcase the creative businesses of the area in a unique publication, a public exhibition and foldout information pamphlet.

"We have found Futurecity's experience and contacts in the art world invaluable in formulating high profile and exciting art projects to dovetail into our developments.

Steve Riddell | Director | CIT Developments LLP


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