A belvedere noses into the branching elm trees of Speakers’ Corner to provide a moment’s pause and a pulpit that could equally be for a spectator or a speaker depending upon the circumstances.
The filigree of fine steel tubing that wraps the bridge’s edges and underside is reminiscent of steel trussed railway structures and the bare black branches of the park’s elm trees in winter – industrial and colonial landscapes. The fine steel circular sections create a voluminous belly below the bridge deck and draw a veil partially over its structure. Visually, the bridge solidifies when viewed obliquely as the tubing overlaps, and becomes more diaphanous when viewed frontally. This shift makes the bridge distinct from and merging with its landscape.