—– Forwarded message from TOM COMMON —–
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2005 19:59:05 +0000
Subject: COOLING THE TOWERS
GO sheffield here, still in love with this city. Hope you’re all well.
we’re running a competition to redesign the sheffield cooling towers, near
meadowhall. We want to reuse them, to make them represent sheffield as the
post-industrial utopia we all know and love. We want them to be our angel of
Please see the attached press release for information, plus a template for
your designs (draw your own should you wish). The deadline is 31st January.
We just want your ideas, anything goes.
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Excerpt from Press Release:
COOL(ING) THE TOWERS
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION,
to redesign the SHEFFIELD COOLING TOWERS
The cooling towers are one of the first things people see on arriving in Sheffield from the north.
They are graceful, enormous and unused. Currently, they mean industrial collapse, defeat, it’s over.
We want to make them a symbol of post-industrial Sheffield, as well known as Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North in Gateshead, to make them represent Sheffield: industrial past, creative today, green future.
To make them mean, SHEFFIELD ??????????????
THE BEST CITY FOR LIVING IN THE WHOLE WORLD
THE BRIEF: to redesign the two cooling towers next to Meadowhall. Any medium, at any price.
Redesign, cut them up, statues inside, light out of the top. Anything.
THE PRIZE: 20 ?UROS
And the chance to do something amazing for a lost northern city.