This was one of the earlier designs put forward by Trevor Morriss of SPPARC Architecture and it features thousands of fibre optic cables embedded in the composite material of the façade. Their lateral orientation allows the light in during the day and out at night. The triangular elements of the design are a nod to the candle works that was on this site in Victorian times. They represent the rows of candles suspended by the wick and being dipped in the wax.
Photography and CG work by Martin Richardson for Wordsearch/River Film