Open House London ’17 – Container City , Trinity Buoy Wharf
The first port of call on my recent visit to London’s Open House event was the Trinity Buoy Wharf development featuring the Container City as its main centrepiece.
With the hope for good sunshine I decided to head there first on my visit – a very long journey which started at 5.30am from my first bus into Nottingham City Centre , to getting off the DLR at East India just before 9.30am. Site wasn’t open until 10am and unfortunately skies were overcast which limited things photographically. But I did manage to find a couple of views around the Docklands – and the Millennium Dome (O2) despite the trevails of public realm (private) land!
Another note was that things were remarkably calm I found considering I’d travelled 24 hours after the Parsons Green attack .However this would mean though that one of the venues I’d hoped to visit had cancelled citing security concerns.
The Container City is two sets of joined up stacked shipping containers converted into studios for artists – a very bold and striking architectural design contrasting with dull conditions. Scattered around the rest of the Wharf were plenty more bold installations highlighting the industrial heritage of the Docklands., These included the Alunatime clock (bottom right , 5th image from top) , the Music Boxes (recording studios , 6th from top). Finally there was The Faraday Effect – giving an insight into the workspace of Michael Faraday (7th and 8th image), who’s best known for discovering the effects of electromagnetism.
In the next part of this series I’ll show some images from inside one of the Container City units as well as an art gallery within the Trinity Buoy Wharf.
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