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OOZE is an international design practice operating between the fields of art, architecture and urbanism.

Disegno, #8

14 May 2015

Of Soil and Water by Ooze

by Oli Stratford

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, King’s Cross has been an area devoted to transition. It is a part of London dominated by its railway station and a public space built accordingly; somewhere you go to leave.

King’s Cross Pond Club, a project by Rotterdam-based architects Ooze and Ljubljana-based artist Marjetica Potrč that is being inaugurated today, challenges this. The Club is an open-air swimming pond; a kidney-shaped wilderness built on a hillock and entirely filtered by the wild plants that grow from its waters. Yet it is built in the middle of a slurried building site in King’s Cross, part of the city’s ongoing redevelopment of the area.

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King's Cross Pond Club


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