Over The Line
Traditionally set as an object in an open field, a folly is devised to be a focal point, an accent in the landscape. This proposal suggests a contemporary alternative to the architectural folly, one that can be traversed and enjoyed along a path. Rather than a point we propose a line.
Like a string set on the ground, a reflective corrugated metal wall meanders on the site. It’s a wall that reflects while it distorts, a wall that does not divide or enclose. It’s an undulating surface, always changing in the light. It shimmers for attention yet urges you to weave and wander through the site. It offers visitors a playful and ever changing backdrop to their visit to Socrates Park.