Whippet Good

Winning entry for the London Festival of Architecture’s 2019 public art programme.

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Whippet Good

Project information

Client:
London Festival of Architecture
Location:
City of London
Sector:
Public & Arts

Project Details

Delve won a competition, out of almost 100 entries, to design and install one of five public benches for the London Festival of Architecture.

Delve designed and built their ‘Whippet Good’ bench in the form of a sleeping dog, based on their office dog Rocket, to provide a calming place for people to rest and reflect in the City. The concept focussed on mental health and the support that dogs can provide. The central theme was that dogs live in the moment, with no worry for what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow.

Following the festival, Whippet Good now lives outside Almacantar’s Centre Point development in Tottenham Court Road, as a much-loved piece of interactive public art in the community.

If you’re feeling stressed always remember to whippet, whippet real good.

Delve won a competition, out of almost 100 entries, to design and install one of five public benches for the London Festival of Architecture.

Delve designed and built their ‘Whippet Good’ bench in the form of a sleeping dog, based on their office dog Rocket, to provide a calming place for people to rest and reflect in the City. The concept focussed on mental health and the support that dogs can provide. The central theme was that dogs live in the moment, with no worry for what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow.

Following the festival, Whippet Good now lives outside Almacantar’s Centre Point development in Tottenham Court Road, as a much-loved piece of interactive public art in the community.

If you’re feeling stressed always remember to whippet, whippet real good.

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“We love our Whippet Good bench – we chose him as he doubles up as a beautiful piece of public art for Centre Point. People passing by are always stopping to take a breath, or posing for photos while sitting on it and he welcomes all the children home from school! We recently moved him to a more prominent position outside the entrance to Arcade Food Theatre so he can engage commuters on New Oxford Street too. Thanks Delve! - we are very happy that he’s become part of the fabric here at Centre Point.”

Rachel Moore
 , 
Associate Director Marketing - Almacantar

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