Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council
Morston Assets Ltd
LSI Architects (Architecture)
Irene Rogan (Artist)
Penny Anderson Associates (Ecology)
WT Partnership (QS)
As Master Planning artist my role included developing concepts for integrated artworks and an art strategy for the whole site. I developed concepts for a landmark sculpture. Located on the urban landscape & riverside regeneration in King’s Lynn along the Nar (SSSI) and Ouse Rivers ; this is a commercial development on a brown field site consisting of high density residential and community facilities.
Some of the key influences for the strategy were also inspired by rescue and revival:
Beautiful Bulrushes, Remarkable Reeds: The Water Reclamation Miracles of Kaethe Seidel in parallel with research into diatoms and microrganisms valuable as a tool for monitoring environmental conditions and commonly used in studies of water quality.
Bringing a brownfield site back to life for the King's Lynn communityas a location for enjoyment and essential services.The landmark diatom-inspired proposals are designed to highlight the beauty and value of natural resources of our rivers and water the and bringing the community together.
I worked in collaboration with Sheils Flynn - Landscape Architects and Urban Designers and Penny Anderson Associates, Consultant Ecologists, this scheme was Part of Millennium Communities Programme. Partners include English Partnerships, EEDA, Norfolk County Council, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council, Morston’s Assets
2000 I developed concepts for Diatom-inspired landmark features with a 35m spire and shelter /kiosk using recycled glass to create images of exquisite microrganisms and diatom forms, connecting the work to the river, these would be embedded within the tower, like an ‘eco cathedral’ . The base would provide a shelter with steps and ramp to access a viewing platform. Connecting the community with nature and the water.
Sheils Flynn landscape architects and designers plan for NORA
Irene Rogan's sketch for a landmark feature 2000