This timber structure was positioned at the start of High Street 2012 and marked the direct route from the City of London to the Olympic Park during the Games. Named Paleys Upon Pilers, or Palace On Pillars, the structure was inspired by the dream-like temples described in two poems by Geoffrey Chaucer who lived in historic Aldgate from 1374-1386. Whilst the jettied frame is seemingly traditional in its form, the lack of lower story bracing and the absence of a primary/secondary beam hierarchy necessitated more contemporary detailing. The gate was constructed in sustainable British Larch donated by BSW Timber.
ClientWorshipful Company of Architects