Temenos

Art Middlesbrough North Yorkshire

Temenos

Art In Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Art installation near Middlesbrough football ground.

Temenos caught my eye, so I went to investigate. It's an art installation completed 2010 by artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond (Both of Orbit 'fame' at the Olympic Park London).


 This is to represent the engineering and industrial heritage in the area.

The artist for inspiration put two rings in the leg of a pair of tights. You would of thought he could of at least said a stocking! 


Here is the technical stuff. It's 110m x 50m x 50m approx. There are 3,200 steel clamps and 12,000 bolts. It cost £2.7 million when constructed in 2010.

Temenos comes from Greek and means 'To cut off' usually a reference to land cut off from common use and  therefore sacred. Maybe a connection to the Riverside Stadium which is opposite!


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Where Is Temenos

Where Is It?

What three words
heat.ridge.that

Lat / Long
54.579951, -1.22068
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With your back to the Riverside Stadium you should see Temenos. It's just across Priestman Road over the water.


Where To Park?

What three words
fields.steer.dime

Lat / Long
54.578684, -1.219052

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Parking is available at The Riverside Stadium but not on match days.

Rosalind Parker

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Thanks for reading through and getting to the end of this post. I enjoy exploring the Fabulous North (Especially as a Southerner residing up North). I like 'snippets' of information, and more so, if they are obscure, amusing or meaningful. The photographs are taken on a mobile phone, without any enhancements.

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