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The Shoal - Stratford - London. Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 32.502 W 000° 00.106
30U E 707903 N 5714328
Quick Description: The tree like 800 feet long Stratford Shoal Kinetic sculpture, features anodised titanium ‘leaves’ which are free to move in the wind, the leaves shift colour from red, gold, green to blue in response to movement and varying lighting conditions.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 1:11:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMF8B7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
The 250 metre long Stratford Shoal is an eye catching kinetic sculpture, near the 2012 London Olympic games transit stations and entry. 'The Shoal' is made up of approx 100 titanium clad giant 'leaves' (or abstract fish) mounted between 15 and 19 metres high on metal posts along Great Eastern Road in Stratford Centre.

The Shoal was designed and manufacturered utilising the latest 3D computer technology, in daylight they vary in colour from pale Gold to Green.

"The Shoal is a public realm intervention, which aims to improve the urban continuity and legibility of the existing 1970's Stratford Centre. In the 70's, the Stratford Centre was created with a positive frontage to the existing high street to it's south. With the introduction of the Stratford bus interchange, and later, the refurbishment of Stratford Station to the north, the ?back' of the centre, with its delivery bays and car parking ramps, became much more visibly public. Recently, the Olympic Park and the Westfield Centre entrances have been established to the north meaning that the ?back' has very much become the front: the entrance to Stratford". Text Source: (visit link)
Title of Piece: The Shoal

Artist: Design by Studio Egret West

Material/Media: Steel, GRP, & Titanium.

Date of Creation or Placement: 2012

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Opposite the new, Stratford bus station.

Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

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