The first chapter in the commissioning of public art for Rochester Riverside is taking place, as we are pleased to announce the artists that are working on phases 1 & 2 of the significant development site in Medway, Kent. All the commissions respond to and resonate with the unique riverside location.
Three artists have been commissioned to develop embedded public art, working collaboratively with the design teams for Rochester Riverside.
Working with the appointed landscape architects Land Use (LUC) is:
Artist Esther Rolinson who is working on a lighting commission that supports and enhances the new gateway area called Station Square.
Artist Katayoun Dowlatshahi is working on a landscape and furniture commission. The commission looks at contributing and exploring alternative use of scheme elements from hard landscaping to street furniture.
Artist Chris Tipping is working with architect’s bptw on an architectural commission where public art will support distinct and connected neighbourhoods. The artwork has the potential to influence style and design and create a Rochester identity.
FrancisKnight’s relationship with Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd and The Hyde Group began earlier in September 2016. FrancisKnight were part of the winning team to be awarded the scheme and have since produced a Public Art Strategy as part of the planning submission. They continue to work as public art consultants for this significant site, which will deliver 1,400 homes across seven development phases.