The Clock and the Seed

By referencing Big Ben, The Clock and the Seed aims to create a sense of shared identity, with the seed sculptures as a local landmark and a reminder that all Londoners are linked together. Tourists would also get a clearer idea of how areas are connected with the sculptures acting as way-finders.

The notion of the seed landing could occur at any and all Tube stops and overland stations, and the sunken pocket parks would be adapted to suit each site and the space available.

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The Clock and the Seed

A fairytale for London

Big Ben strikes, the wind blows, the seeds of the dandelion clock float away.

The tube tunnels rumble below, a seed is pulled down and down to each station.

Their roots burrow into the earth, a route formed from tunnel to air, the pavement cracks open.

A sculpture garden marks the spot the seed landed, casting a shadow marking the distance from Big Ben.

A protective pocket of green surrounds the station, embedded in the ground.

The seeds claim and create a space in the surroundings for the people who pass through.

Each site develops its own identity as the garden grows and begins to spread and surround the space.

But the seed does not forget where it came from and the journey from that iconic London clock to its new home.




Central London

Submitted by

Lesley Cotton and Lucy Price

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