CUTTY SARK | LONDON | – GRIMSHAW –

In these last two years I’ve been living in London I’ve walked by and photographed Cutty Sark from the outside a thousand times but only recently I had the chance of visiting it from the inside.

Cutty Sark is the well-known British tea clipper now placed in Greenwich, London.

The London firm Grimshaw Architects completed the restoration of the tea clipper Cutty Sark which reopened to the public few years ago, in 2012.

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With his project Grimshaw raised the entire ship three metres above its dry dock to create a free space underneath it in which exhibitions or events can take place.

Just so you know, this Friday night, the 16th of December 2016, a Silent Disco night will be on beneath the Cutty Sark itself. Head over to Timeout London if you want to know more.

The glass ceiling looks more like a geometrical representation of the sea and the ship floats surrounded by it.

This underground hall was designed around the Cutty Sark giving the visitor the opportunity to walk below its copper-clad hull and admire the ship from a unique point of view.

CUTTY SARK
King William Walk, London SE10 9HT

All photos and words by Nancy Da Campo
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