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The Smile part of London Design Festival

Over the past few weeks we have seen 'The Smile' being constructed on Chelsea College Parade Ground, it looks amazing. As well as this video which provides a fantastic insight into the architecture & design process involved, the build team have been posing images during its construction on Twitter see here #TheSmile aswell as updates on The Smile is part of #LDF16 London Design Festival created by @AlisonBrooksArc

About The Smile from its creators:

Take a first look at one of our 2016 Landmark Projects, The Smile, created by Alison Brooks Architects with Arup and The American Hardwood Export Council.

This spectacular urban pavilion could be described as an unidentified flying object: a 34m long, 3m high upside down arc poised on the urban horizon. It is a four sided curved tube that curves upward to its two open ends, taking the shape of a Smile. Hovering 3m above the ground, its two ends are viewing platforms that take in the sky and reach out to neighbouring buildings. Made entirely of tulipwood, and a segment of a 100m diameter circle, the Smile will create an immersive environment, offering the public a new and playful way of seeing London.

Coming to The Chelsea College of Art this September.

See more at

Supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, Arup, Züblin Timber, Seam, Atrium In partnership with the University of the Arts London #thesmile #LDF16

Image by Chris Follows via @CCWDigital, University of the Arts London

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