WALDORF ASTORIA, SYON PARK: Hilton Group, 2010
In 2010 the Hilton group decided to bring the New York bred Waldorf Astoria to London’s own Syon Park Hotel and we were asked to explore the possibility of integrating art into the new build.
We commissioned three art collectives to create site-specific art installations for Syon Park: Studio Roso, Troika and United Visual Artists. Each were challenged to engage in a dialogue with the unique setting of the hotel’s parklands and ‘bring the outside in’. The resulting artworks integrated the beauty of nature in its most complex forms into the architecture of the building demonstrating the artists’ informed understanding of the qualities and conditions of the space’s locality, and the inspiration they drew from it.