Covent Garden is encouraging its visitors to enjoy a moment of reflection with a mesmerising new installation which wraps 32,000 square feet of mirrors around the eastern façade of the world-renowned Market Building, launching April 2016.
‘Reflect London’ has been created to offer striking new perspectives of the historic site while concealing essential building works as the Grade II* listed landmark undergoes its latest transformation. The striking renovation will house an iconic new restaurant from SUSHISAMBA.
Visitors gazing into the mirrored surface will be able to take a moment of reflection, as nineteenth century classical architecture and modern minimalism collide with the sky in a dazzling spectacle of reflected light.
In total, 67 mirrors will take residence in the Piazza, the angles of which will be adjusted as time passes to create an ever-changing surface reflecting countless viewpoints and endless perspectives of Covent Garden through the seasons.
‘Reflect London’ is being brought to life by specialist design agency Sculptivate and will be in place for around eight months. The installation is the latest visual curiosity from Covent Garden following cultural commissions from the likes of Charles Pétillon, Alex Chinneck and Jeff Koons, all of which attracted world-wide media attention.
Visitors will be encouraged to share their own reflection of London by capturing the mirrors on camera with @CoventGardenLDN and #ReflectLondon.