ArcelorMittal Orbit in London (17 photos)

The Olympic Park in London, which will host the Summer Olympic Games in 2012, got the original attraction, which many compare to the Eiffel Tower.
115-meter design, created jointly by the sculptor Anish Kapoor (Anish Kapoor) and architect Cecil Balmond (Cecil Balmond), will serve as the observation deck for tourists and visitors to the British capital.

The concept of facilities ArcelorMittal Orbit is based on the motives of the Olympic rings and create the illusion of "chaotic instability." According to the authors, it tends to distract people from thinking about engineering, planning, materials and encourages them to just explore it.

It is worth noting that the British sculptor of Indian origin Anish Kapoor is the Winner of one of the most prestigious European awards in the field of contemporary art - Turner Prize and OBE.

Personal exhibition of works by the sculptor were held in the Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland, the National Art Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgium, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art in Bordeaux and the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Brazil. His work is represented in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, Fondazione Prada in Milan, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, De Pont Foundation in the Netherlands and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan.


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