Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A Hall For Hull

I read of an installation by Chile-based architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen who have collaborated with Swiss artist Felice Varini to create Hall for Hull, a beautiful assembly which aims to respond to the historic heart of Hull. The scale is brilliant against the Hull Minster, which is also being renovated.

Together with Trois Points de Vue – a joint commission from The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – the monumental temporary installation has transformed Trinity Square with sixteen galvanized 6m high galvanized steel columns arranged in a grid formation in front of Hull Minster to form a new outdoor ‘room’ for the city.

The Mirror Pools, which are permanent, added to the impact, I saw loads of people photographing the reflections and patterns.

 My immediate reaction to the artist's impression was I must go to visit, so duly booked the excellent Ibis Hull Centre, and after 3 train journeys, arrived about midday, with actually pretty good weather.

Have been before the City Of Culture activities this year, so knew the city a bit, quickly walked up to Trinity Square, and was really excited by what I saw. Commendation must go to the designers and indeed the guys who manufactured the columns, wonder where they will end up, would definitely have one in my garden !

The White Curves and Squares created deliberate views when in the correct positions, with 3 views.

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