Almacantar has unveiled a new sculpture in the public realm at Marble Arch Place, an impressive new landmark development for London which acts as a striking gateway to the West End.
Reaching 11m in height, Circadian resembles a flora-like form bursting from the ground, and is inspired by the circadian rhythm.
The sculpture sits between two impressive new buildings – The Bryanston, a collection of 54 luxury residences, and 5 Marble Arch, a seven-storey commercial building, offering Grade A office space and a new retail hub.
Almacantar commissioned London-born artist Lee Simmons to create a piece that would bring these buildings together and pay homage to the development’s spectacular position.
With 5 Marble Arch’s successful pre-let to private equity firm Bridgepoint, an attractive mix of retail and leisure occupiers confirmed, and sales for The Bryanston underway, March Arch Place promises to establish itself as an exciting hub in this intersection between Mayfair, Marylebone and Oxford Street, with Circadian at its core.
Artwork in the built environment is a vital connector of people and place - it encourages visitors to pay attention to and appreciate the environment in which they are in. The standard of public art in London is very high and we wanted to deliver a placemaking installation that would create a “stop and stare” moment on this busy corner of Hyde Park. With one of London’s best-loved Royal Parks on its doorstep, along with its proximity to the city’s popular shopping streets and cultural institutes, we knew we had a captive audience at Marble Arch Place we wanted to engage with.
Harry Chichester, Executive Director at Almacantar.