Visitors to the O2/Dome/North Greenwich Arena during the Paralympics must have wondered what on earth the strange-looking structure was between the cable car and, well, a couple of other strange-looking structures.
But all was revealed yesterday morning – it’s Kreod, billed by its backers as “London’s newest architectural landmark”. “Organic in form, environmentally-friendly and inspired by nature, these three pods combine through a series of interlocking hexagons to create an enclosed structure that is not only manificently intricate, but secure and weatherproof.”
Made with Norwegian wood – this is as much about showing off the wood as the architecture – the structure can be reassembled to suit whatever use it’s needed for, and while it looks odd on the outside, it feels rather cosy inside. I had a very quick peek inside on Tuesday morning – so early, apparently I was the first to take a look – and it’s a thought-provoking project. If you fancy a peek inside yourself, it’s there until 14 October, before it moves to other locations around London.