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Flower structure takes to street for London Festival of Architecture

A moveable 'flower' pavilion nearly 5m high took to the streets last weekend as part of London Festival of Architecture

The sculpture designed by consultants Adam Kara Taylor and architects Tonkin Liu was erected a week ago at Imperial College and changed locations last weekend to the O2 concourse in Greenwich.

The pavilion comprises 11 unfurling petals, varying in height from 2.8 to 4.5 metres, attached to a central stalk. The unfurling arrangement of its petals creates a 97 sqm space where Corus will be showcasing the possibilities of steel.

When the pavilion is moved, the petals are designed so that when they are removed from the stem, they all stack neatly on top of one another

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