Face of Liverpool
NAME : Face of Liverpool DATE : 2006 CLIENT : Beetham Organization LOCATION : Liverpool PARTNERS : BCA Landscape, Smiling Wolf PHOTOGRAPHER : Guy Woodland PARTNERS : Eves Joinery
Artists and designers from BCA, Broadbent and Smiling Wolf worked closely to create an integrated art and architecture solution, on a site at the threshold of national and international trade connections.
Subtle intersecting lines, etched, cast, blasted and illuminated, within walls and floorscape, link glass discs that identify Liverpool’s exports and portray Liverpool ‘faces’ of the world.
A curved wall with the inscription, in morse code, ‘ Permission to Come Alongside’, greets travellers along King Edward Street, and helps to frame another unique space ‘The Tower Plaza’. Sheltered from the heavy traffic this becomes another livable space with unique sculptural seating and feature lighting.
Set within the garden walls are illuminated glass portholes, portraying contemporary faces of local people. The 32 faces represent, in some part, Liverpool’s diverse gene pool, pioneers, traders, travellers, migrant people, throughout history from all over the world, that have made Liverpool their home.