Mirrored run sculpture will light up Olympic Park

Plans for a new sculpture to take pride of place outside the Olympic Park’s handball arena have been unveiled.

The piece — made up of three nine-metre-tall letters forming the word RUN — will be constructed on the plaza outside the venue, in the north of the 2012 Park.

The sculpture, designed by artist Monica Bonvicini, will be made of glass and stainless steel.

During daylight it will act as a mirror, while at night it will glow with internal LED lighting.

Planning permission has already been granted by Newham Council and construction will begin in the autumn.

Olympic Delivery Authority art chief Sarah Weird said: “We wanted to commission a new and innovative piece of public art that would animate the plaza and be fitting for both the Games and the legacy of the park.

“The sculpture is unique and ambitious but will be relevant and fitting.

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“We hope it will help illuminate this part of the Olympic Park for many years to come.”