5-6 St James’s Square, London
The scheme incorporates the Rio Tinto slates into a splayed layout with the slates stepping down in height revealing planting at different levels. The stepped slates are arranged so as to give focus to a feature tree located in a pivotal position.
Feature lines of a contrasting material would be incorporated flush into the paving. Fixed tables within the café area are around waist height and act as leaning posts.
A curved bench is incorporated which has castellations creating varying heights making it both sculptural and practical for use as seating and resting places for the likes of drinks etc.
Client: Rio Tinto
Architect: GMW Architects