The 2021 London Festival of Architecture announces the winners for its annual City Benches competition.
We are extremely excited to share our winning LFA bench, called Conversation, made by NVBL in collaboration with Webb Yates Engineers, The Stone Carving Company and supported by The Stonemasonry Company.
Conversation pays homage to the history of material and exchange in the City of London. The design celebrates stone, craftmanship and its natural architectural qualities while creating a place for connection, inspired by 19th century courting chairs.
This bench forms part of the 2021 City Benches, a design competition by the LFA, Cheapside Business Alliance and Aldgate Connect BID, that sees see a playful series of nine benches brightening the streetscape across Cheapside and Aldgate. To hear the architects story behind the bench, head here.