June 23, 2008Foster + Partners
successfully built a conical structure, interwoven with fabric panels hand-printed by the public to kick off the Kensington
hub of the London Festival of Architecture
on 21 June.
A focal point of the Exhibition Road Festival
, the tensile structure was hauled into place with a tug-of-war rope by the public at 2pm. More than 4,000 visitors walked through the ten metre-high structure in the afternoon and enjoyed its sound installation by Bill Fontana
Overall turnout on the day was high – more than 30,000 visitors were reported at the event.