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Drawing inspiration from the Coventry Cathedral, Morag used facets from the stained-glass window by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens, bringing colour and the use of light throughout the retail and public space.
The ribbon has no start or finish and wraps around the inside of the building, emanating a warm glow, even when the sun is not shining.
“I experienced a desire for colour in the city and I wanted to get it in the streets. Plus the simplicity of light and colour is always so magical in every location. Community is at the heart of every project I do,” Morag Explains about the project. We wanted to change perceptions of space by transforming the canopy walkway with fresh bold colour and an abundance of plants. Working with the food traders and surrounding shops, together we wanted to make a new destination for everyone that brings joy to an area that needed some love.”