One of the highlights of this year’s London Festival of Architecture is the ‘Lunch Break’ installation near St Paul’s. Located on a traffic island opposite St Paul’s tube station, 40 gold angels on swings have been suspended from the frame of St Paul’s Plinth. The project is a collaboration between architecture studio KHBT and artist Ottmar Hörl to mark the boundary of art and architecture, inspired by the LFA’s 2019 theme of boundaries.
The angels are sprayed in gold just like the cross crowning the dome of nearby St Paul’s Cathedral. Each heavenly creature hangs above the island at random heights and intervals, looking down over Londoners walking underneath.
- Lunch Break is on display from 1 June 2019 at the St Paul’s Plinth (traffic island at the junction of Cheapside, St Martin’s Le Grand and Newgate Street), City of London, EC1M. Nearest station: St Paul’s. For more information, visit the London Festival of Architecture website.