On the evening of 31 May 2017, Founder & Director of Bold Tendencies, Hannah Barry led a tour with architects, Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett; and artists, Ewa Axelrad and Isaac Olvera.
Hannah led us up through Simon Whybray's iconic pink staircase hi boo i love you to the new highest point, the TOP DECK designed for level 10 by young British architects, Oliver Cooke and Francis Fawcett who introduced us to the space. The artists of the two new commissions for 2017, Ewa Axelrad (Let's go. Yes, let's go. (They do not move)) and Isaac Olvera (Your image will be weathered but never taken away), then talked us through their work and how it fits in with commissions from previous years by Richard Wentworth; Adel Abdessemed; Sam Riviere and Sophie Collins.
The tour was followed by food and drinks at Frank’s Cafe, the first architectural commission of Bold Tendencies which was designed by Practice Architecture (Lettice Drake and Paloma Gormley) and opened in 2008 by bartender Frank Boxer and chef Michael Davies. Bring on many more nights enjoying that incredible view in the months ahead!
Image: Richard Wentworth Agora (2015) Photographer: Quintin Lake.