Whitley Bay Northern Promenade
Grace Choi Architecture, in collaboration with Tim Sokell was shortlisted following an open tender for ideas to help revitalise the public realm, incorporating public art along the Northern Promenade.
The ribbon of lives represents the community of Whitley Bay, imprinting their memories and celebrations along the memory bench. The ribbon twists and turns to create event spaces, places to sit, wrapping up buildings and housing lights to form a backdrop along a currently undefined and untidy edge. Coupled with the swelling out of patterns in the ground, numerous new possibilities are created along the promenade.