Located between Farringdon and Moorgate in the City of London, Culture Mile is home for contemporary culture in the ancient heart of London’s working capital. The City of London Corporation, together with the Barbican, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of London, are bringing the area to life with imaginative collaborations and exciting events.
Following a strategy design project to develop how the Culture Mile identity can be interpreted into the urban realm, the next stage to develop a visual design strategy that created a series of colourful icon pattern designs and design palette – extricated from the Culture Mile logo – that can be used for wayfaring and exploratory trail-making interventions into the public realm throughout
the Culture Mile.
Moor Lane lift
Located on the corner of Moor Lane and Silk Street by The Barbican the glass lift has been wrapped in designs to create a totemic landmark. Fabrication and installation by Glyphics.
West Smithfield
The West Smithfield intervention replaces the previous cablet space outside of Carluccio’s around the Smithfield Rotunda. A ground area of approximately 10m x 2m the temporary parklet includes opportunities to sit and introduces the Culture Mile identity
by using the patterns and icons on a painted ground surface along with planters wrapped in colourful vinyl designs. Fabrication and installation by Standard 8.
City of London bollards
A large number of iconic City of London bollards have been wrapped in the new Culture Mile designs. Fabrication and installation by Glyphics.
London Wall 
Large concrete planters with wrapped Culture Mile designs. Fabrication and installation by Glyphics.
Beech Street
Along the length of the Barbican underpass Beech Street, panels have been 'decorated' with the new Culture Mile designs. Fabrication and installation by Glyphics.
Meanwhile Moor Lane
A Moor Lane Community Garden by Wayward. Meanwhile Moor Lane takes a new look at how to green our streets, offering an approach which can provide short term benefits to the local area, stakeholders and visitors. Spaces for graphic displays were made available as part of the design, including ‘poster format’ spaces and overhead ‘banners’. The icons and patterns were designed into
the spaces using two colours – dark blue and white – fabricated by using and cutting powder-coated metal sheets, over-laid onto a
white background.
Promoting cultural events
Designs will be used to promote cultural events throughout Culture Mile. Fabrication and installation by Glyphics.
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