Kings Cross Square, Stainless Steel
The final phase of the £500m redevelopment of Kings Cross has been completed with the creation of a 75,000 sq ft square in front of the station. The square provides a fitting aspect to the marvellously simple Grade I-listed façade of the original station, designed by Lewis Cubitt in 1851, and which represented a radical departure from Victorian Gothic in favour of a new functional modernity.
The square has granite benches with inset panels of high quality stainless steel grating supplied by Lang+Fulton, stunning lighting, trees and an area dedicated to art.
The 11×66/25×2 grating panels for the six separate seating areas were shaped to accommodate the up-lighters, the planting and adjacent watering points and were supplied in stainless steel grade AISI-316L with a satin finish.
RIBA London Award
Civic Trust Award
Commendation, Blueprint Awards
IALD Award of Excellence
Lighting Design Award
Best Public Space, Camden Business Awards
Architect: Stanton Williams