Royal Festival Hall Rear Landscape, London

7 Feb

The square to the rear of the Royal Festival Hall was renovated shortly after the Royal Festival Hall itself was recently renovated. As with the landscape to the Southbank side of the Royal Festival Hall it was designed by landscape architects Gross Max. The square is simple in form, essentially horizontal with few vertical elements. The paving is high quality and robust with a regular pattern throughout. Bands of distinct paving are laid at right angles to the building, these have flush lighting strips inserted to provide some night time drama. 

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Lighting Columns

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Lighting Columns

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Temporary Event

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Temporary Event

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Paving General

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Paving General

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Paving Band with Lighting

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Paving Band with Lighting

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Paving Pattern

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Paving Pattern

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Tree Pit Detail and Drainage Channel

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Tree Pit Detail and Drainage Channel

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Tree Pit Detail

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Tree Pit Detail

The space is effectively a blank canvas onto which events can take place. Food markets have become a regular event and occasional installations are accommodated.

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Weekly Food Market

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Weekly Food Market

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Weekly Food Market

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Weekly Food Market

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Antony Gormley Sculpture

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Antony Gormley Sculpture

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear - Square Overview

Royal Festival Hall Landscape, Rear – Square Overview



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