Rogallo Place, Optivo
FrancisKnight were appointed by Optivo to commission public art work for Rogallo Place, Horsted Park, Rochester. Rogallo Place is an extra care scheme with 63 apartments available for rent or shared ownership.
FrancisKnight commissioned artist Christopher Tipping with a brief to create art work that aids a sense of arrival to the buildings entrance. Vinyl artwork and a sculptural granite seat reflect the historic rural and agricultural lands and the relationship with Rochester Airport that was built upon the local farmland. The Rogallo Wing is also credited which was a precursor to the modern hang glider and paraglider.
FrancisKnight worked closely with Optivo's Project Team to create an amazing entrance to Rogallo Place. The granite bench gives a sense of arrival and the vinyls are a real talking point with anyone visiting the scheme. The public art has brought the scheme to life. Claire Brooks, Project Manager (Extra Care) Homes & Communites
Photographs by Richard Gooding