We were invited to participate in a public realm design competition for the Golden Square in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
Our design for the square is contemporary and inclusive, but with reference to the unique heritage of the Quarter. The ‘gold’ concept is influenced by the intensity of the Jewellery Quarter, the intimate detail achieved by the craftsmen and the scale to which they work. The inspiration for the design comes from the atomic scale, the gold atom Au and its atomic number of 79. Au79 concept manifests itself in the major elements of the design including lighting, water feature and visitors centre.