I love the massive fox perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall—it’s apparently part of the Festival of Britain anniversary celebrations, and I was assuming it was a reference to these creatures: the Straw Lion and Unicorn designed by a team from the Royal College of Art and made by Fred Mizen, a craftsman of Great Bardfield, for 1951 exhibition. It seems not intentinally so though….its just a fox— and “it brings the rural and urban together in a playful way” says the press release.
It’s by Mike de Butts & Alex Geldenhuys of Pirate Technics–who make things to go up in flames…so presumably that’s the fox’s fate….does anyone know when? or anymore about the project?….certainly shows yet again what a great set of buildings the South Bank centre is—constantly providing amazing venues for ever changing things. seems a very different construction method to 1951…..
here’s the fox…..