Gibbon’s Gateways

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  • Gibbon's Rent Gateways concept render, courtesy Superuse Studios

The Architecture Foundation in collaboration with Team London Bridge and Southwark Council have commissioned Rotterdam-based architecture office Superuse Studios to design permanent gateway structures for both entries of Gibbon’s Rent, to be launched later this year.

Superuse Studios, established in 1997 (under the name 2012Architecten) by Jan Jongert and Cesare Peeren, are known for using reclaimed and recycled materials as the starting point for their creative practice. Past projects have included Wikado playspace, a playground made from discarded windmill parts; Villa Welpeloo, a residential project that aspired to use as much surplus material as possible; and DordtYart, a versatile space for contemporary art housed within a converted former shipping yard. 

Gibbon's Rent, launched in 2012 by The Architecture Foundation is a permanent transformation of a public cut through space in London Bridge.  Working with Andrew Burns Architects and landscape designer, Sarah Eberle, Gibbon's Rent is a shared green space that is made up of an ever growing accumulation of potted plants.  Find out more about the project here.

The Gibbon’s Rent Gateway structures will be created using materials harvested from the local area, and will become an important asset to raise awareness of, and attract new visitors to this ‘secret garden’.

In Partnership with

Team London Bridge and Southwark Council