Paleys upon Pilers

Aldgate, EC3
The London Festival of Architecture
Installation completed 2012
Public, community, arts

Studio Weave, Designer

Structures Workshop, Structural engineer

TheWhiteWall, Art installation team

A distinctive addition to Aldgate, the sculpture was designed by Studio Weave to celebrate the London Festival of Architecture and London 2012. M3 volunteered to help turn the idea into a reality. From the initial architectural concept, M3 assisted with the detail design production, material sourcing, fabrication, liaised with local stakeholders including the City of London and TfL and managed the installation process. A series of road closures were arranged to permit erection of the steel frame and timber cladding. This was completed in little over a month – a remarkably short programme for a busy highway junction and Olympic route.

Project highlights

  • Translated the architect's vision into a buildable reality
  • Managed an extremely tight budget and delivered within cost plan
  • Engaged with local stakeholders and authorities
  • Agreed a fortnight-long installation programme
  • Oversaw fabrication and erection
  • Agreed road closures and diversions