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Canary Wharf Crossrail artwork released

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 January 2015

The artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf station

The artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf station

Michal Rovner

The first images of the artwork for Canary Wharf’s new Crossrail station have been released, showing what thousands of commuters will be able to look at daily when it opens in 2018.

The artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf stationThe artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf station

Large video screens will be installed on lift shafts and walls inside the station, extending over two floors.

The panels on the shafts will depict streams of human figures moving up and down like waves, with space left around the shafts to view the floors above and below.

Wall panels in the ticket hall will show human figures moving in and out on horizontal lines, referencing trains coming in and out of the station.

The £1million installation has been designed by Michal Rovner, who said: “The preliminary ideas for these works were inspired by the site, envisioning the human interaction and passage and the accelerated movement of people within the architectural layer and through the space.

The artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf stationThe artwork by Michal Rovner which will be in the new Canary Wharf station

“My aim is to address the multi-layers and vectors of this space and the human flow that will take place in this immense station.”

His artwork will be installed in early 2018 to be ready for when the first trains come through later that year.

You won’t need to wait that long to visit, though - a roof garden, a cinema and a range of shops, bars and restaurants are set to open in a new shopping district above the station in May.


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