Where do you usually sit outside for lunch? Would you choose to sit at a coffee shop if it was windy, dark or noisy?
The different outdoor microclimates create invisible psychological boundaries between our urban spaces. These boundaries can be flexible. Sometimes we want to blur them, to encourage seamless flow from space to space. Other times we want to enhance them, creating a sense of definition, establishing identity.
These boundaries are shaped and influenced by the buildings and the landscape in between, affecting our comfort and driving our decisions. Space, orientation and materiality of the urban context creates specific climatic conditions which derives from and can be influenced by design. Early simulation can help manage them and steer them to deliver an enjoyable urban landscape.
Hilson Moran will be showcasing a month long pop up exhibition to demonstrate how microclimate impacts our daily lives and creates unseen boundaries. The exhibition delves into the concept of human comfort and how the microclimate can impact it. Analysing key landmark spots along the south side of the River Thames, between Tower Bridge and Hay’s Galleria. The exhibition is supported by a series of limited walking tours including a guided viewing of the exhibition.
Find our pop up installation located within Hay's Galleria in the heart of London Bridge throughout the festival open