Archive for April, 2010

2012 Landmark Sculpture – ArcelorMittal Orbit

April 1, 2010

 

Sculptor Anish Kapoor’s design has been chosen to be the monument landmark for the London 2012 Olympics games.

The receiver of the Turner Prize in 1991 has created a 115m high structure which will allow users to capture a panoramic view of London.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit Image

The ArcelorMittal Orbit - London's future monument

“I am deeply honoured to be invited to undertake this challenging commission,” Kapoor said.

“I am particularly attracted to it because of the opportunity to involve members of the public in a particularly close and personal way. It is the commission of a lifetime.”

“Anish Kapoor’s inspired art work will truly encapsulate the energy and spirit of London during the Games and, as such, will become the perfect iconic cultural legacy.”

Kapoor also mentions in an interview (found via the link below) that the “sensation of unstability” is to suggest the continuation of movement as opposed to the stereotypical pyramidal tower structures.

He’s working alongside Cecil Balmond who will work out how to make it stable. I hope he succeeds.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

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