Zombie Bench

Zombie Bench

 

Location

London

 

Client

RIBA London

 

Team

Fabricator: Gray Concrete

 

Year

2012

 

Photos

Rob King

 

Much more than your everyday park bench, Zombie Bench is a landscape made of more than 70 unique prefabricated concrete arms that reach out of the ground as if emerging from an unseen tomb. The arms were created using a rubber foam mould cast from an actual human arm. The mould is filled with glass reinforced concrete at varying depths depending on the length of arm required.

 

The arms are fixed into a 100mm deep concrete foundation which had been dug into the ground, with holes drilled according to the plan of the bench. The concrete foundation was covered with earth so that it looks like the arms are reaching from a grave!