Aldgate Landmark

Competition Entry, Public Structure, London

Design: Cassion Castle Architects with Sandy Rendel and Structure Workshop.

Located on the site of the historic ‘Ale-Gate’ on the edge of the City of London, our proposal is a re-imagined gateway for the modern multicultural era. It seeks to provide an archway that is also an inhabitable public space: an arch for everyone. Our proposal takes the form of a three-legged structure made of heavy-gauge unpolished stainless steel and unfinished oak boards. The space underneath is ‘tent-like’ and arranged to allow free pedestrian movement through it. In contrast the space above is designed for more lasting occupation.