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Lunch Break

01 June - 30 June
Organized by: KHBT
Cheapside
London
EC1A 4EU

“Lunch Break” is an installation by architects KHBT in collaboration with Artist Ottmar Hörl.

 

40 golden angels are resting on swings outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.

 

The piece creates a strong conceptual and visual link to the Cathedral in general and the golden cross on top of the dome in particular.

The rich interior and ornamental nature of the cathedral and the architecture around is reflected by the intricate detail of the sculptural angel. It is an emotional and imaginative work that is aiming to make people think and smile.

 

“After all in this particular time guardian angels deserve some rest”

 

This installation is a result of a design competition organised by the LFA , the City of London Corporation and Cheapside Business Alliance. Followingthe success of the St Paul’s Gateway installation designed by ScottWhitbyStudio and Arup in 2018, the competition sought a site specific intervention that would both resonate with the site’s historic heritage but also offer a glimpse into the future.