Festival Commission

17 — 25 Sept 2022

Architecture / Landscape, Materials

Henge at Canary Wharf

Wren Landing

Canary Wharf




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Henge is inspired by the Neolithic stone structures that "create a space separate from the outside world". The circular form makes a focussed gathering space with a clear identity.

Henge is a participatory sculptural form that invites those who work, live and visit the area to engage with it creatively. The intention is to create a welcoming location for guests. Henge is a space for relaxing and contemplation, as well as a gathering place for groups of people. The installation will include music and sound design specifically created for LDF, and will encourage spontaneous performances, music, poetry readings within and around the structure. The pavilion is made of 150 million-year-old Jurassic limestone, a zero carbon, recyclable material. Lighting will accentuate the form and play against its rich, textured surfaces. Henge will be at Wren Landing until 20 October 2022. Henge is an LSI Stone, Stanton Williams and Webb Yates engineers initiative in collaboration with experimentadesign and London Design Festival, with support from Szerelmey and SEAM Design in collaboration with Light Projects, hosted by Canary Wharf at Wren Landing.