If you’re visiting St Pancras International on or after 19 March, keep your eyes peeled for some very special dog kennels.
Designers from around the world have come together for the BowWow Haus installation of doggie dream homes.
The dog houses will be shown on the upper mezzanine of the station until 26 April 2018 where they will be auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross pet charity and US-based outdoor arts Foundation. Funds raised will go towards helping sick, injured, homeless and unwanted pets in the charity’s care.
Over 60 dog kennels will go on display at St Pancras International and Stratford International stations, including the work of internationally famous Zaha Hadid Architects, renowned mosaic artist Ivan Djidev and multi-award winning designers Denizen Works Ltd. Celebrities who co-designed houses alongside architects include dog lovers Anne Robinson, Russell Watson, Ben Fogle and Bruce Oldfield.
Matt Cull, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Blue Cross said, “We very excited about the kennels descending on central London, where they will be on view to so many commuters, holidaymakers and visitors to the capital. We hope they make an interesting and unusual addition to people’s journeys to and from St Pancras International. Blue Cross helps thousands of pets, from hamsters up to horses, and we are delighted that this unique project will help us to care for the many pets needing our help every year.”
Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director at HS1 adds, “St Pancras International is a destination known for showcasing the very best talent from across the arts, so we’re thrilled to provide a platform for these celebrated designers and to support such a worthwhile cause. This is just one of a series of events, exhibitions and installations we look forward to surprising and delighting our one million weekly visitors with this year, as we celebrate our 150th anniversary at the station.”
The auction will take place on 26 April 2018 at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel. For more information, visit the Blue Cross website.