Space Syntax is delighted to be associated with The Line, London’s first dedicated public art walk, which is now a Finalist in the ULI Europe Awards for Excellence and has recently been listed in Condé Nast Traveller’s Best Walks in London. The route runs between the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The O2, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian.
Space Syntax is a Founding Supporter of the project and has contributed to the development of the concept since its initiation in 2015 by gallerist Megan Piper and the late Clive Dutton. We have advised on the route of The Line itself, the placement of artworks along it and the spatial connections into the neighbourhoods either side. In doing so, we have helped create an understanding of the contribution the project makes to the wider regeneration of this part of London.
‘The regeneration of London’s Docks and the surrounding area has long been hampered by a lack of connectivity both physical and psychological. The Line brilliantly delivers a thread that ties the area together – suddenly Greenwich Peninsula becomes part of a route that meanders up the Lea Valley to Stratford. It’s an art exhibition that does more than most – it recognises the importance of culture as a key part of city making; it encourages walking and cycling and it leads us to pieces of city that we might not otherwise discover. And it is accessible to all. It is a fine monument to the enthusiasm and curatorial skill of Megan Piper and an appropriate memorial to Clive Dutton whose planning vision we sorely miss.’
Chairman, New London Architecture