The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has put his weight behind Aluna as a proposal that must be realised in London in time for the London 2012 Olympics:
"It is clear to me that a unique and imaginative landmark like Aluna would be another great symbol of the cultural legacy London 2012 will leave the capital and the country. It would showcase the best of British creativity and engineering, and offer inspiring opportunities for intercultural dialogue and understanding. Powered by the tidal river Thames and built from glass recycled by Londoners themselves, a world first like Aluna would draw international visitors and engage Londoners... I wish the Aluna team every success in taking this project forward."
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Greenwich Meridian Location
Aluna's Team are in discussions regarding an exciting location on the Greenwich Peninsula foreshore, next to The O2 Millennium Dome, an historic Drawdock, and the proposed AEG Hotel and Peninsula Quays developments. If located here, Aluna will be almost exactly where the Meridian bisects the Greenwich Peninsula, and will be directly overlooked by the towers at Canary Wharf.
Supported by Greenwich Leadership
Greenwich Council are helping us to progress our proposals and stakeholder support. Click here to read what Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader of Greenwich Council has to say.
Aluna has received development funding from agencies including the Mayor of London (Greater London Authority), London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and Docklands Light Railway, as well as the Sir Robert McAlpine Group, Trinity Buoy Wharf Trust and the Michael Davies Charitable Settlement. Visit our Sponsors page for further information.
Meridian Sponsors Wanted
If you or your organisation would like to support one of the most unique projects ever to be realised in London, on the Greenwich Meridian, then please get in touch. Aluna presents an exciting and high profile sponsorship opportunity in the lead up, during and post London's Olympic Games in 2012. Please call Laura Williams at the Project Office +44 (0)20 7536 7632 or email email@example.com.
Individuals can also donate via PayPal by visiting our Friends page. Your contributions are hugely appreciated and will be acknowledged.
Aluna in The Press
Aluna has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and written about in National Geographic, The Docklands, Greenwich Mercury, The London Paper, The Evening Standard, Waltham Forest Guardian and The Wharf.
Aluna and East India Dock Basin London E14
Unfortunately all developments have come to a standstill for this magnificent location, and Aluna's team have decided to end negotiations with the relevant authorities in order to concentrate on the two Greenwich Meridian locations and further afield.
In June 2009, Aluna's world-class team were joined by RIBA-award winners Edward Cullinan Architects, renowned exhibition designers Land Design Studio, culture and regeneration specialists David Powell Associates and destination consultants Locum Consulting to develop a complete proposal for the regeneration of East India Dock Basin, London E14 (click here to view pdf map). If you would like to know more, please contact the Project Office on +44 (0)20 7536 7632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
click to enlarge sketch by Edward Cullinan Architects
Luan Dun, City of The Moon
London, says Francis Crossley, is "Luan-dun", Celtic for "City of the Moon", and tradition says there was once a temple of Diana (the Moon) where St. Paul's now stands. Greenwich he derives from "Grian-wich", Celtic for "City of the Sun". (Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 1898)