Of Soil and Water, the King's Cross Pond Club
Temple Stairs © Studio Octopi & Picture Plane
Blue Cities 26/03/15
Join the Garden Museum for an evening exploring the role of water in the city. The King’s Cross Central Ltd Partnership will introduce 'Of Soil and Water, the King's Cross Pond Club' – a naturally purified bathing pond located within a working construction site – and will discuss how developers such as Argent are approaching water in an urban environment. We will explore the trend for swimming in the city, the use of water in design, and the wider benefits of ‘blue infrastructure’ on health and well-being.
Garden Museum Director Christopher Woodward will chair the evening and will be joined by Ian Freshwater of the King's Cross Central Ltd Partnership, the Director of Studio Octopi Chris Romer-Lee on behalf of the Thames Baths, and Phineas Harper, Assistant Editor of the Architectural Review. The event will also feature 'Water Blues - Green Solutions', introduced by Paul Lincoln of the Landscape Institute, as well as a film of environmental psychologist Mat White.
Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club is a new art installation in the form of a natural bathing pond in the middle of the King's Cross redevelopment.
18:30 - 20:00