The CB1 development is a redevelopment of the area around Cambridge station. The unique masterplan was developed by Lord Rogers and his team at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The intention is to make CB1 an attractive location to invest in businesses and a desirable place to live, while complimenting the historic and architectural elements of the city.
The vision for CB1’s public art programme is for art to be seen as an integral element of the new city quarter – acknowledging the cultural heritage of Cambridge.
The six exciting displays by different artists are based in the Station Road area. The programme is led by Commissions Projects.
The commissioned art includes:
Etched steel plates
By Dryden Goodwin
One hundred etched steel plates inspired by a series of drawings collected by the artist around Cambridge are embedded in the paving around the CB1 quarter
Black granite rectangle
By Doug Alsop
Outside the Microsoft Research building on Station Road
By William Bloye
Restored bronze overlooking Mill Park
By Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley
A 7-metre long curved bench in Tenison Road Supercomputer
By Jem Finer
A functioning hydraulic computer inspired by Cambridge mathematician James Conway
By Antoni Malinowski
Over a thousand glass inserts embedded into the bricks of the student accommodation
By Gavin Turk
To be revealed when the project is realised. In front of the station in Station Square