Viewpoint Floating Platform by AOR Architecture is unveiled in London’s King’s Cross
Viewpoint, the floating platform in Camley Street Natural Park, is the latest addition to the burgeoning King’s Cross scene. An initiative from The London Wildlife Trust, commissioned by The Finish Institute in London and The Architecture Foundation, it was designed by emerging Finish architects Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola (AOR).
The permanent installation’s inspiration was taken from the rocky sanctuaries and small islands traditionally found in the Scandinavian Peninsula. The structure’s ’humble attitude towards nature’, as explained by Mikki Ristola, allows visitors to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of London’s city life and take a moment to take-in, admire and view through the soft oak peek holes, the hidden serenity that this secluded National Park bestows.