Here is a selection of images created by photographer Nick Wood and architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson to demonstrate how The Shard tower by Renzo Piano Building Workshop might be photographed once complete in 2012.
Shard 2012 is billed as an online exhibition of "future photography", manipulating photos Wood took from different vantage points in the city to show how the iconic building will look in the context of London's skyline and how it might be captured on camera.
Top: view from the south
Above: The Shard and St Paul's, original photograph. Below: after manipulation
The images juxtapose The Shard with some of London's most famous architecture, including Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral.
Above: from London Bridge
Here's some more information from the photographers:
Shard 2012 is an online exhibition of 'future photography'
Hayes Davidson and Nick Wood
The Shard is rising fast. At 300m tall, the Shard will be the tallest building in Europe and for many this is one of the most exciting new buildings in London for decades.
Above: with the Millennium foot bridge
It is already beyond doubt that the Shard will be a highly recognisable, photogenic symbol of London as well as one of Europe's most photographed buildings. Photographs showing the juxtaposition of the Shard with the historic and the iconic will be highly sought after.
Above: from Tooley Street
Shard 2012 is an online exhibition of 'future photography' of the Shard exploring some of the vantage points from where the Shard might be photographed in 2012 when it is completed. Shard 2012 project is a partnership between London based architectural CG studio Hayes Davidson and London photographer Nick Wood. The project was initiated and financed by the artists independently of the developer. The Shard is a development by Sellar Property Group and is designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
Above: view from the south
The project started with a question: "Imagine the Shard is now complete. Where and how might Londoners photograph it in the future to capture its form, beauty, juxtaposition with the historic, as well as its relationship with everyday London?" Nick Wood set about exploring potential vantage points from all over London and photography was captured in late 2010. After the team reviewed and selected the preferred images, Hayes Davidson set to work to 'complete' the Shard.
|The Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop||Leadenhall Building by
Rogers Stirk Harbour
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