Westminster has a high concentration of fine public art in its streets and open spaces, and integrated into its buildings. East Marylebone lacks the grand spaces or ceremonial thoroughfares where free standing public art is often located, and as a consequence ART in the Conservation Area is principally to be FOUND ON THE FACADES OF BUILDINGS.
Margaret Street was once known for its bustling FASHION INDUSTRY takeover with blouse makers at its heart; this has all but dissapeared. This lost industry should be represented in the facade of the building…
The facade to be a structurally decorative piece of art referencing the forgotten fashion industry of Margaret Street, and using POLYCHROMY as a way to highlight it’s features to create a landmark building. We will be stripping the building back to its bones, ready to be dressed and wrapped in fabric.