Since its foundation, the Bank of England has continuously evolved over time benefiting from periods of war and economic crises to expand. Hence, the central bank does not have a set architectural design it rather exists as a mutable social construct. The project continues with the tradition to propose the dissolution of its iconic architecture.
As a financial entity evolving and reaction through time the Bank is presented within a 6-course dinner spanning the 400 years since its birth. Among the guests are Ayn Rand and Alan Greenspan primarily responsible for the decadence in the banking sector, Mervyn King current head of the Bank of England, David Cameron, George Osbourne, the British Banks Association and the Revolting 99 per Cent.
Starter - The room in which shadows are projections of the past revives memories of wars that transformed the architecture of the bank while the City creeps onto the table of an emerging entity.
First Course - During a period of economic constraint the central bank is at the peak of its iconicity. Detached on the painted ceiling it lets commercial banks crush the population under their immense weight.
Dessert - The Bank initiating its successive expansion dissolves its iconic architecture through the breaking of the wall and with a series of legal tender objects offering a new public and social space.