Thames Tideway - London
The Thames Tideway project will improve the sewer system of London. For these changes to the sewers underground, changes above ground are also needed. The ventilation systems needed for the Thames Tideway project will be placed in existing or new public areas. These public areas need to be appealing to the public, therefore these ventilation systems will be disguised in artistic creations. For the existing King George’s Park and the new Putney Embankment Foreshore (image) these creations will be two 5.3 metre high cast bronze columns. Sorba has been awarded with the contract for the engineering, development and production of these cast bronze columns. To get a general idea of the columns a scale model has been 3D printed. This model has a scale of 1 to 10.
Later this year the columns will be cast at a third party and in the summer of 2020 they will be installed in London.