Paternoster Vents

Paternoster Vents – London, England

The Paternoster Vents is a sculpture that makes use of vents for a substation cooling system at Paternoster Square, London. The Vents were built in 2009 by Heatherwick Studio and is one of their well-known projects in London. The studio made use of the two existing holes in the concrete slab covering the substation, to reduce the overall size of the vent object by splitting the outlet part into two smaller vents – saving significant space by setting the inlet ducts into the ground using grilles flush with the pavement. The aesthetic design is derived from experiments with folded paper,…