Winner: Installation design 2020. RAW Rainbow is a community-driven public art installation made from sustainably-sourced ribbon.
The installation transforms a footbridge at Royal Albert Wharf into a giant rainbow, a symbolic landmark of hope in Newham, east London.
Created in response to the global pandemic, the project was initiated to bring local residents together whilst maintaining social distancing, and to help ease the pressures felt by so many on their physical and mental health and wellbeing during the lockdown.
It has shown how a creative activity can unite individuals and bring value to the community during these unprecedented times.
Judges comments: "In these trying times it is particularly inspiring to see projects that encourage communal behaviour within the limits of health restrictions. This project builds a sense of community within the confines of difficult current circumstances."
Designer: Studio Curiosity
Project: RAW Rainbow