Structural realisation of an art installation for Anish Kapoor in the Round Pond at Kensington Gardens.
Highly reflective curved stainless steel surfaces act as giant mirrors in the landscape of Hyde Park, creating illusory distortions of the surroundings visible across large distances, and creating new vistas. A three-metre piece was to sit in the Round Pond without any positive fixings or buried foundations.
Small precast foundation pads were used, heavy enough to prevent overturning but light enough to negate the need for a heavy crane; a requirement due to the fragility of the pond’s surround. Each pad had a pre-attached, adjustable steel leg, so that it could settle on the silt and then the base frame for the mirror could be levelled in situ.