Decommissioned Gas Station Becomes a Pop-Art Installation: HERE AFTER by Craig & Karl
Design: Craig & Karl (Craig Redman and Karl Maier)
Designer duo Craig & Karl have transformed this abandoned gas station on London’s Wood Lane into an art installation. The colourful design, done in 1970s style, calls to mind a TV test pattern from the same era and refers to the significance of the area for British broadcasting history. The former gas station is in direct proximity to the London TV Tower, to the former headquarters of the BBC and to White City Place, the former BBC district, which is to be reopened this year after extensive renovation work.
The installation serves to pep the place up. Its combination of funky shapes and bright colours resembles the abstract company logos of large fuel companies. The Here After project is the first step in the planned future of the gas station. Next, it will be modified to become a venue for various events. This will happen at the same time that White City Place is refurbished as a creative district. The artists see their project as a rebirth for the gas station, which can now begin its exciting second life.