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Quick Getaway

01 June - 31 August

By Ex Architectures with Flu-or Arquitectura and supported by Finsa UK + Rubio Monocoat.

Quick Getaway is a project that highlights travel as a form of care. Unfortunately, many of us have been deprived of this throughout the pandemic. Which is something that has been particularly hard for those in dense urbanized cities such as London. The Quick Getaway bench creates a holiday inspired oasis in the heart of the city, providing a rest bite and triggering memories. Designed and Built by creative studio Ex Architectures, in collaboration with Spanish Architecture practice Flu-or Arquitectura. The wood used for the bench is thermally treated Galician pine and was supplied by Finsa UK. While the protecting oil was supplied by Rubio Monocoat. 


This bench forms part of the 2021 City Benches, a design competition by the LFA, Cheapside Business Alliance and Aldgate Connect BID, that sees see a playful series of nine benches brightening the streetscape across Cheapside and Aldgate.

To hear Alexander sharing the story behind his bench, head here.


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