Festival Commission

16 — 24 Sept 2023

Architecture / Landscape, Craft, Multi-Disciplinary Design

Strand Aldwych

Strand Aldwych




Supported By

Simone Brewster in collaboration with Amorim will present ‘Spirit of Place’ at Strand Aldwych, an installation of five large scale sculptural vessels. This family of objects, ranging up to 2.5m, represents Amorim’s cork forest at Herdade de Rio Frio, Portugal.

**UPDATE** ‘Spirit of Place’ at Strand Aldwych will be running until 8 October 2023. The future of the cork oak forest will be secured by four key traits: upright expression, drought resistance, regenerative growth and biodiversity conservation. These four characteristics act as the foundation for the visual language of the piece, with Brewster translating each factor into a visual equivalent that can then be experienced and enjoyed in the centre of London. ‘Spirit of Place’ is supported by Amorim, engineering consultancy services by Arup and with kind permission of Westminster City Council.