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Anish Kapoor Designs : Architecture

Contemporary Art – Sculptor / Architectural Designer, London, UK

26 Jul 2012

Major Anish Kapoor Design

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford, East London, England, UK

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the first public artwork by Anish Kapoor to be lit. Arup’s lighting team has worked closely with Kapoor and Cecil Balmond to create a lighting scheme that will highlight the sculpture’s complex geometric form.

Olympic Park Landmark in Stratford, London:
ArcelorMittal Orbit London 2012 Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit London 2012 Olympic Park
photographs : Thomas Graham, Arup

The feature lighting scheme encourages visitors into the Park and the ArcelorMittal Orbit by creating a “must see” element to the sculpture at night. The scheme will play an integral part in the lighting and atmosphere of the Olympic Games with the sculpture lit up in a variety of modes for different events and times of day. Beyond the Olympic Games, visitors will also experience the metaphor of an orbit after dark; using light to unravel the sculpture’s convoluted form and to grasp its dynamic shape. Arup Lighting Director Florence Lam refers to their approach as using “dark light”.

Sustainability has been a critical factor in Arup’s thinking. Arup Lighting’s choice of saturated red LED (light emitting diode) lighting accentuates the bespoke red specified by Kapoor for the sculpture.

Olympic Park Landmark:
Orbit Olympic Park
images from London Legacy Development Corporation

Anish Kapoor – Key Projects

Anish Kapoor Installation, Paris, France
Anish Kapoor giant sculpture
photograph © Karavan
Anish Kapoor : ‘Leviathan’, Grand Palais – 9 Jun 2011
Monumenta is an indoor public art project that fills the vast belle époque exhibition hall of the Grand Palais with a single work for five weeks every spring.

Monte S Angelo Metro entrances + tunnel link, Traiano, Naples, Italy
Date: 2003-10
Design with Amanda Levete Architects
Monte St Angelo Subway
image from architects
Naples Subway Building
The brief from the City of Naples, to create a fully-functioning tube station that is in itself a work of art, demands a synthesis of purpose and beauty that is fundamental to our creative process. A second primary point of inspiration is the site. At the surface the station will be the central element in the urban and cultural regeneration of the Traiano district that has suffered in its recent history from infrastructural isolation and neglect.

Anish Kapoor Exhibition

Shooting into the Corner
MAK-Ausstellungshalle, Austria

Past, Present, Future, 2006
Wachs und Ölfarbe
345 x 890 x 445 cm
zur Verfügung gestellt von: Anish Kapoor und Lisson Gallery London
Past, Present, Future, 2006
photo : Dave Morgan, photo © Anish Kapoor

Anish Kapoor, 2003
Anish Kapoor
photo : Johnnie Shand-Kydd, photo © Anish Kapoor

Past, Present, Future, 2006
Ausstellungsansicht “Anish Kapoor. Shooting into the Corner”
Past, Present, Future
photo © Wolfgang Woessner/MAK

More Architecture projects online soon

Location:52–54 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA, UK

Anish Kapoor Architecture

Based in west London, England – Lisson Gallery, London, UK + Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA.

Art Gallery Buildings

ArcelorMittal Orbit
image : Arup

London Architecture

London Architecture Tours by e-architect – architectural city walks inn the British capital city

London Architecture

Tate Modern Extension
Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Tate Modern Extension
image © Hayes Davidson and Herzog & de Meuron

Victoria & Albert Museum Jewellery Gallery
Eva Jiricna Architects
V&A Jewellery Gallery
photograph : Katsuhisa Kida

Architecture Studios

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