Paddington Basin Underpass


Client: Landsecurities plc

Location: London, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $220,000

Project Team


Peter Fink

Studio Fink


Igor Marko

Studio fink


The project involved transforming an derelict heavily vandalized subway under a major orbital freeway in London. The brief required a robust transformative response to provide a new link between a major new business office quarter and the surrounding city.


The main creative aim of the proposal for through the use vitreous enamel panels to bring life and way finding into the underpass. The panel geometry was designed to create a new sectional profile for the underpass as well as a seamless sense of spatial continuity. The artist also designed new lighting transforming the originally dark tunnel into an inspiring and safe looking space. As a result the footfall through the underpass has increased considerably through both day and night.


The artist Peter Fink closely collaborated with the local authority traffic engineers.