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REFORM MEMORIAL LANDS PERMANENT HOME A memorial ‘folly’ recognising social welfare reformer Octavia Hill’s contribution to Southwark has found a permanent home in Red Cross Garden. The porcelain planter was designed by architect Cove Burgess and tile manufacturer Pentagon, as part of a design exhibition earlier this year, drawing on the amount of green space she dedicated to the people of Southwark. Considered too delicate to move premises, it was at threat of destruction if a permanent home could not be found. However, Bankside Open Space Trust (BOST) found a space for it. BOST chairman, Tim Wood, said: “The folly is a daily reminder to those walking through to Red Cross from Ayers Street that green spaces are for all to enjoy. Whether to sit in or stroll through, gardens like Red Cross are the green lungs of our city and its thanks to campaigners like Octavia Hill that we have so many of them to enjoy.”

MARBLE EFFECT A permanent street art installation which recycles surplus quarried marble has opened on a secluded Southwark street. Co-curated by London Design Festival and Lisbon-based organisation experimentadesign – and designed by Michael Anastassiades Studio, the “Landmark” project on Mint Street was paved in a carpet of recycled marble, provided by Portuguese marble companies Mármores Galrão and Dimpomar.

Marble with minor flaws is often disregarded by those in the building industry, as Ben Evans, director of London Design Festival, explained: “Much of marble quarried is rejected as imperfect by contractors, architects and designers. It is a scandalous waste of a beautiful raw material. “This project shows what can be done, by creating a new permanent street of rejected marble.”

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Southwark magazine #20  

Over 20 issues, Southwark magazine has covered the transformation of the London borough, showcasing the influential buildings, strong commun...

Southwark magazine #20  

Over 20 issues, Southwark magazine has covered the transformation of the London borough, showcasing the influential buildings, strong commun...