Triumphal Arch to celebrate Queen’s Elizabeth II service

A Triumphal Arch designed by Chris Dyson Architects, winner of an ideas competition organised by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (WCCA) in 2015. The competition celebrates The Queen’s service as Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. On 8th September 2022, her reign had surpassed that of Queen Victoria, who reigned for a total of 63 years, seven months and two days.

The roof deck of the arch is formed by a generous viewing platform and peace garden. The circular platform terrace below forms the lid to a museum commemorating the late Queens’ reign, with York stone engraved inscriptions on the circular pavement beneath the arch that celebrate the important events in The Queen’s life and reign.

The four Portland stone pillars of the arch house the vertical circulation, which consists of stairs and lifts decorated with a floral frieze.

A framed drawing of the winning design was presented to The Queen by Geoffrey Purves, the Master of the Architects’ Company in September.

The winner and runners up have been recognised at a Livery Banquet held at Drapers Hall on 17 June 2015 organised in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.




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