Winner chosen in Finsbury Park’s City North art competition
PUBLISHED: 10:08 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 16 January 2018
A huge ceramic tile installation will grace the new City North development next to Finsbury Park station when it opens in early 2020.
The design by Carrie Reichardt and Karen Francesca saw off three other entries to win the art competition organised by developers Telford Homes and the Business Design Centre Group (BDCG).
The tiles will go on 10-metre high columns and walls under the new Goodwin Street entrance to the station and other images will be installed near the new cinema. They will tell the stories of local people and local history and will be developed at workshops early next year.
Carrie Reichardt said: “One of my main interests as an artist has always been to facilitate communities, explore their culture and heritage and find creative ways to capture their rich history.”
City North will create 355 homes – 47 affordable – and a gym, cinema and supermarket.
Judge Dominic Jones, CEO of the BDCG, said: “We were particularly taken by the way in which Carrie manages to capture whole communities within the body of her work.”