Viewpoint to Open to the Public on 10 February

Following the project's launch event on Wednesday night, Viewpoint located in Camley Street Natural Park will open to the public on Monday 10 February. Working in partnership with The Finnish Institute in London, The Architecture Foundation commissioned a team of Finnish designers to develop the floating viewing platform, which will serve as a new landmark for the area and offer additional workshop facilities for the London Wildlife Trust.

Designed by AOR, the Viewpoint project presented this emerging Finnish practice with the opportunity to build their very first commission in the UK enabling them to take their practice’s experience to the next level. Selected through a competitive process the practice developed a design that was insprired by the traditional Finnish structures of Laavus - traditional shelters made using available raw materials such as tree branches, moss and leaves intended for temporary residence during fishing and hunting trips.  Viewpoint offers a contemporary take on the Laavu made from materials that represent the industrial history and robust character of London’s King’s Cross. 

The Architecture Foundation would like to thank Price & Myers, BAM Construction Ltd, Kier Group, Balfour Beatty and Graphic Concrete for their support of the Viewpoint project.  

Viewpoint was made possible through the generous support of the Alfred Kordelin Foundation, King's Cross Central Limited Partnership and the Ministry of Education & Culture, Finland.

For further information on opening hours and how to get to Camley Street Natural Park please visit their website.  Access to Viewpoint over the next few weeks will be upon request only - please make contact with a member of London Wildlife Trust staff when on site at Camley Street Natural Park to be shown down to the structure.   Should you have any further enquiries please contact Camley Street Natural Park on 020 7833 2311.