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 for contemplation within one of the largest 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.
This project won a 2010 RIBA London Award
Nomination for The 2010 Stephen Lawrence Prize
Nomination for the RIBA CABE Public Space 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