Car Park grilles design scheme

Jane Street, Workington town centreWorkington Car Park
The Jane Street façade of Workington’s new multi-storey car park is animated by twelve detailed ventilation grilles designed by Tom Lomax. The artist has worked closely with local company Alan Dawson Associates, who specialise in architectural metalwork, to produce the grilles using laser cutting techniques. Each grille, made of galvanised steel, measures 5 metres high by 2 metres wide.

The designs are inspired by anagrams of the word ‘Workington’, which Workington car park grilleswere the result of a special one-day artist’s workshop held for year 5 pupils at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Workington in March 2006. The students had previously researched car parking in Workington for a Geography project.The grilles will be illuminated by coloured lights to make the car park a creative feature of the town.

About the artistWorkington Car Park
Tom Lomax is a public artist based in London who has created works for the city centres of Birmingham and Leeds. He teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

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