Working closely with the bereaved families of the innocent victims killed by the 7 July bombings, Carmody Groarke and Arup have designed a permanent memorial to commemorate the worst terrorist attacks in peace-time London.
Located in Hyde Park, the memorial's setting provides a place of contemplation away within one of the largest open public parks in London.
The singular and collective loss inflicted by the bombings has informed the character of the memorial. Fifty-two 850kg stainless steel cast vertical pillars (or stelae) each representing one of the fifty-two lives lost are arranged in an open pattern of four interlinked clusters representing the four locations of the bombs.
The completed project won a 2010 RIBA London Award.
Client: The bereaved families group, The Royal Parks and Department of Culture Media & Sport
Location: Hyde Park, London
Completed: July 2009
Photography: Christian Richters / Gautier Deblonde
Lettering: Professor Phil Baines