Royal Victoria Square

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Royal Victoria Square is a square adjoining the ExCel Exhibition Centre in Royal Victoria Dock in the Docklands area of East London. It was designed by Patel Taylor Architects[1] and engineered by Aspen Burrow Crocker.[2]

The square was completed in 2001, at a cost of £3.5 million.[3][2] It received the Landscape Institute Design Award in 2004.[1][4] A distinctive feature of the square are two elongated canopies cantilevered from black precast-concrete fins, with names punched through the canopy of the trading cities and ships that used to visit the nearby dock.[5]

The square also features the sculpture 'Landed' by Les Johnson on its eastern end. It was unveiled in 2009 at a cost of over £250,000.[6]


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  1. ^ a b "Royal Victoria Square". Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  2. ^ a b January, 11; 2001. "Royal Victoria Square". Architects Journal. Retrieved 2020-03-16.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Royal Victoria Square, London". landscape architect's pages. 2014-01-24. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  4. ^ "Allen Scott Ltd. Landscape Design". Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  5. ^ Garmory, Nicola; Tennant, Rachel (2006-08-11). Spaced Out. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-36559-1.
  6. ^ "London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson". Retrieved 2020-03-16.

Coordinates: 51°30′27″N 0°01′26″E / 51.507620°N 0.024010°E / 51.507620; 0.024010

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