OPTIC CLOAK – BY CONRAD SHAWCROSS
A fusion of art, architecture and technology.
There’s art everywhere on Greenwich Peninsula, and as we emerge as a new swathe of London, we’re collaborating with pioneering artists, designers and architects to embed visionary work into the fabric of this neighbourhood.
The latest piece we have commissioned is The Optic Cloak by Conrad Shawcross. Overlooking the Blackwall Tunnel Approach and marking the gateway to the Peninsula, it envelopes the future low carbon energy centre that will power the 15,000 new homes on the Peninsula.
At 49 meters tall, 20 metres wide and 3 meters deep, the flue is a landmark to people of the Peninsula and beyond, delighting newcomers and surprising regular commuters as its surface shifts and changes appearance depending on the light and time of day.