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Artists compete to have designs showcased on Finsbury Park City North development

PUBLISHED: 12:00 22 October 2017

A CGI of the new City North development. Picture: Telford Homes

A CGI of the new City North development. Picture: Telford Homes

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Four artists are competing to have their designs used in Finsbury Park’s £220million City North development.

Rana Begum is proposing two options, the first of which uses laminated glass panels set into the wall in such a way that the glass appears to extrude directly from the finished wall surface. Picture: Telford Homes Rana Begum is proposing two options, the first of which uses laminated glass panels set into the wall in such a way that the glass appears to extrude directly from the finished wall surface. Picture: Telford Homes

Telford Homes have whittled the competition down from 50 and the group have pitched their ideas to a committee.

The public have until the end of the month to have their say on the proposals, which are being displayed on the development hoardings in Wells Terrace.

Dryden Goodwin wants to make a collective portrait celebrating the many faces and voices of Finsbury Park’s distinct community. Picture: Telford Homes Dryden Goodwin wants to make a collective portrait celebrating the many faces and voices of Finsbury Park’s distinct community. Picture: Telford Homes

The four designs include bronze paving slabs for the pathway telling the stories of local people, glass sculptures, ceramic tiles and community portraits etched onto steel plates.

The 307-home project is set to be finished in 2019, bringing with it a cinema, gym, restaurants a new entrance to Finsbury Park station and public square.

Musson and Retallick propose installing polished bronze paving stones containing the words and stories of local people. Picture: Telford Homes Musson and Retallick propose installing polished bronze paving stones containing the words and stories of local people. Picture: Telford Homes

The artists in the running are Rana Begum, Dryden Goodwin, Musson and Retallick and Carrie Reichardt and Karen Wydler.

Ben Eastop, of the Telford Homes Art Project said: “The artist’s commission will help to provide City North a unique identity, enhancing the quality of the public realm and provide local people and those travelling through with a deeper understanding of the area.”

Carrie Reichardt's suggestion is to install ceramic tiles on vertical columns in pedestrianised areas. Picture: Telford Homes Carrie Reichardt's suggestion is to install ceramic tiles on vertical columns in pedestrianised areas. Picture: Telford Homes

David Campbell of Telford Homes, added: “Using art as a visual representation of this partnership, we hope both residents and visitors will enjoy being involved in the selection process and the chosen piece for years to come.”

Rana's second idea is for chevrons made of coloured resin tol be inserted into the paving, facing different directions. Picture: Telford Homes Rana's second idea is for chevrons made of coloured resin tol be inserted into the paving, facing different directions. Picture: Telford Homes

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  • The idea of glass sculptures is unique. They can be placed where the light can flirt with them and if they are made of different colour glass I really can’t wait to see such work. I have never seen sculptures of this kind and they will be very special. I also like the idea of images of local people because it is also so colourful and perhaps under their image there could be something that each one of them says about the area. This will strengthen the bond between the residents of different nationalities when they read pleasant and bonding things said on these plates every morning when they go to do business. This is a very positive conditioning that this community needs.

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    Kula Vratchovska

    Sunday, November 12, 2017

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