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Greenwich Peninsula’s Kreod mystery solved

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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.

Written by Darryl

19 September, 2012 at 7:30 am

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  1. One of the uses of these structures is supposed to be for exhibition space, so it is rather a shame that there is nothing interesting on display inside them for people to look at… maybe an exhibition of the pictures and story behind “Kreod” that is on their website. I really like the design and concept of these pods though – so much better to look at than portable metal cabins.

    pinking shears

    21 September, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  2. The furniture set is actually one of the exhibition.


    23 September, 2012 at 9:45 pm

  3. […] on 29 April, since you ask). Not exactly buzzing. The strange lump in the middle is a chunk of the Kreod exhibition – which was supposed to go on tour last year – repurposed as an advertising […]

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