|Rocca uplights "the Shoal' sculpture, Stratford|
‘The Shoal’ by Studio Egret features a series of curvaceous and branch-like steel ʻtreesʼ that are arranged with a trellis like array of support points desire, emphasizing the Stratford Centre entrance. On these are fixed giant leaf shapes of titanium that, like the leaves on a tree, move and respond to the wind, glistening as they gently move in the breeze. The sculpture forms part of £13.5 million pound public realm transformation underway in the London Borough of Newham, ahead of the Olympics.
David West, Studio Egret West said:
"The Shoal was born of a desire to turn a negative into a positive. Instead of screening the back of house of the Stratford shopping centre, which now finds itself in the foreground, we have created a playful and dynamic edge that brings a moment of delight to those arriving in Newham. We specifically used titanium because of its range of colours and its shimmering quality, meaning that the Shoalʼs appearance constantly changes in response to varying light conditions".
The addition of the uplights will allow the sculpture to continue to be a point of focus when darkness falls.
LAPD chose the Aquila Rocca in ground uplight specifically for its ability to be tilted and adjusted from outside the housing. This means that precise adjustments can be made to the aiming without having to open the fitting up.