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Jubilee Quad

ADP was commissioned to landscape the quad outside the University of Liverpool’s listed Victoria Gallery and Museum to commemorate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee celebrations in 2012.

The central green ring of the renamed Jubilee Quad has 60 LED lights in the steps commemorating every year of the Queen’s reign. Paving stones around the green include etchings depicting significant local events that have taken place during this time. Local school children are able to take rubbings of these stones and match them to key dates in Liverpool’s history – fulfilling the client’s desire to use of the quad as an educational tool.

Two more sculptures have been included in the quad, underlining the University’s commitment to public art. These compliment the different textures, layers and the materials used in the quad, including the new bespoke benches around the perimeter and the commemorative central stone.

Used for photographing graduation ceremonies and weddings, views over the rooftops from the quad give glimpses of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King beyond.

This significant public space provides a new focus in this part of Liverpool’s ‘Knowledge Quarter’, upgrading a previously underused space, and linking it to public spaces around the University of Liverpool campus.

The existing Victorian buildings were designed by  Alfred Waterhouse and in 1897 the clock tower was dedicated to Queen Victoria’s jubilee.


DETAILS

CLIENT:

University of Liverpool

LOCATION:

Liverpool

STUDIO:

Birmingham

TYPE:

New Build
Refurbishment
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VALUE:

£600k

SERVICES:

STATUS:

Complete

AWARDS:

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