Royal Academy of Arts

'Wandering' by Henry Coleman. Our first reactions to the project envisaged 3 orbits of operation: the immediate setting of 6GB, the northern hinterland and connections to the wider neighborhoods.
Royal Academy of Arts
Re-Imagining Mayfair
Shortlisted Ideas Competition for a ‘Cultural Quarter’
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Our partnership with landscape architect Irene Djao-Rakitine and Artist Henry Coleman proposed a series of interventions within ‘orbits’ of the Royal Academy’s building at 6 Burlington Gardens to establish it as the social and cultural epicenter of the neighbourhood. These included a spacious new forecourt setting for 6BG, a sequence of carved yards and passages perforating the existing block pattern and a new street surface materiality. 
Cast plaster model 135 x 45cm
Detail of cast plaster model 135 x 45cm
'Study for ground' by Henry Coleman
Application of a common ground surface to the neighbourhood
A new public square in front of 6 Burlington Gardens
Planting watercolour by Irene Djao-Rakitine (Vogt)
Project book accompanying exhibition