The Sackler Crossing is part of a new
route through the 120 hectares of the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Set low
to the surface of the lake, its serpentine
form seems to float across the water,
allowing people to experience the
surrounding landscape from new
vantage points. The walkway is
fabricated in only two visible materials,
each chosen for their hardwearing
qualities. The deck is formed of granite
treads, laid like railway sleepers between
bronze uprights that serve as a balustrade.
The bronze alloy is of a grade used to
manufacture military submarine propellers.