We were asked to design a book that celebrates Cultural Placemaking at the St James’ development Grosvenor Waterside in Victoria, London. There are five buildings in total on the Grosvenor Waterside site, each of which features its own piece of public art or cultural space.
Futurecity – Grosvenor Waterside
Futurecity devised a cultural masterplan for the site, which has resulted in the commissioning of work by artists Clare Woods, Richard Wilson, Ekkehard Altenburger, and James Clark as well as the creation of the Chelsea Futurespace gallery, housed in the ground floor of Hepworth Court, the first building to be constructed on the site.
The layout of the book takes inspiration from the Grosvenor Dock, which sits at the heart of the site, and the surrounding canals that connect to it. The book uses a special gold-bronze ink matched to the colour of the Bramah building (shown here) and has accompanying foiled drop-caps. The book has a blind-embossed cover using shapes inspired by the building's windows and balconies. The cover illustration is by artist, Clare Woods, who created the embedded façade artwork for the same building.