Visionary Crazy Golf

The London Design Festival launched a Kickstarter campaign to realise a fun, free and futuristic Crazy Golf course and fill Trafalgar Square with Pop Art colours and avant-garde forms.

The London Design Festival has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring “Visionary Crazy Golf” to London’s Trafalgar Square, with holes designed by 9 architects, artists and designers, including Paul Smith the late Zaha Hadid, Mark Wallinger, and Tom Dixon.
Visionary Golf
Top: Visionary Crazy Golf: Camille Walala. Above: Visionary Crazy Golf: Neon 2
The aim is to raise £ 120,000 on Kickstarter and the course will be open from 16-22 September, as a landmark project for the London Design Festival 2016, bringing awareness of design and its possibilities to the very centre of London. Paul Smith will transform the steps from the National Gallery into a riot of different coloured stripes, topped with a neo-classical clubhouse and Zaha Hadid has designed an undulating course with two levels that will snake elegantly between Trafalgar Square’s lions. Other hole designs include a giant funnel with pneumatic tubes by Tom Dixon, a twisting maze by Mark Wallinger; a netted driving range by the Japanese studio Atelier Bow-Wow; and a cross-section of a giant pigeon by Ordinary Architecture in which the ball will travel through its body.
Visionary Golf
Visionary Crazy Golf: HAT Projects
Members of the public who pledge funds on Kickstarter, from £5 up to £5,000, will receive limited edition rewards by the artists and designers. This includes specially designed accessories from socks to scarves by Paul Smith, the curator and ambassador for the project. Other rewards include tote bags by Camille Walala, Early ‘Birdie’ tickets to play on the course, studio tours and a round of golf with Paul Smith.

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