London’s landmarks celebrated with 30m high mobile suspended at ICE
A mobile, 30m high, comprised of models of key infrastructure projects developed by London-based civil engineering consultancies has been unveiled at the ICE’s headquarters.
‘Anatomy of Civil Engineering’ can be viewed at One Great George Street’s atrium until 4 July as part of the London Festival of Architecture. The mobile features some of the capital’s most iconic infrastructure projects such as the 2012 Olympic Stadium and Thames Water’s London Tideway Tunnels pumping station.
Its unveiling was marked with a concert by the Water City Orchestra and a debate on the interdependence of music, engineering and architecture led by engineer Chris Wise and architect Ranulph Glanville.
“It is important to celebrate and promote the achievements of London’s civil engineers, especially in the current political and financial climate”
ICE London director, Miranda Housden, said: “It is important to celebrate and promote the achievements of London’s civil engineers, especially in the current political and financial climate. Infrastructure is vital to London’s economy and our quality of life, but the value of the work engineers do is often unseen - hidden underground or behind layers of concrete, plaster or brick.
“The mobile has been put together in celebration of the collaboration of different built environment professionals, and showcases the work of civil engineers in the sectors of transport, energy, water and waste. It is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the crucial role that engineers play in enabling designers and architects to create London’s urban fabric.”