fabrik's plaza at goodman’s fields opens
21 August 2015
Six giant bronze horses by the artist Hamish Mackie gallop through the extraordinary new public square at Goodman’s Fields in Aldgate. Landscape sits at the heart of the 7 acre mixed use development, providing 1,038 new homes and 600 permanent jobs, as well as a one acre public park. fabrik have delivered a landscape that matches the horses in beauty and ambition: mature trees, pools and fountains follow the curved path of their charge through the piazza.
The sculptures were commissioned by Berkeley Homes to bring alive the history of the site, where once Mr. Goodman leased out the fields for London's livery horses. They will now hurtle in an arc through the piazza towards Leman Street where the lead stallion rears up dramatically - eyeballing commuters on every passing double-decker bus.
Tony Pidgley CBE, Chairman of the Berkeley Group, said: 'Development is about creating communities. At Goodman's Fields, we wanted to create one of the finest new squares in London, somewhere you want to meet your friends, relax, read a book and enjoy yourself. Public realm must be at the heart of all regeneration in a world class city. It's the bedrock upon which you create a sense of community.'
Image 1-3 and background image courtesy of Berkeley Homes