2010

NZ4239 : The heart of Peterlee

taken 14 years ago, near to Shotton, County Durham, England

The heart of Peterlee
The heart of Peterlee
Victor Pasmore's 'Apollo Pavilion' can be seen to the left, crossing the stream, amid a typical residential scene in Peterlee new town, which characteristically includes lots of open space around scattered houses and low level apartment blocks.
Apollo Pavilion

The 'Apollo Pavilion', also known as the 'Pasmore Pavilion', is a controversial piece of public art in the new town of Peterlee LinkExternal link designed by British artist and architect Victor Pasmore LinkExternal link
It was built between 1963 and 1970 using concrete, cast in situ, and was originally part art-work, part footbridge. After restoration in 2009, access to the upper platform is now controlled by a gate to try to prevent the abuse that has haunted the structure through much of its life. Lighting has also been restored and the lake and stream-side newly landscaped.
Peterlee was one of many new towns built after WWII following the New Towns Act of 1946. Pasmore was appointed as consulting director of urban design with the Peterlee Development Corporation in 1955 and contributed to the spatial arrangement of roads, housing and open spaces. The 'Apollo Pavilion' was named after the first manned mission to the moon in 1969 and was the culmination of his involvement.
Good article on 'Nothing to See Here' LinkExternal link
BBC Tees article and gallery LinkExternal link


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NZ4239, 14 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 12 February, 2010   (more nearby)
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Friday, 12 February, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4222 3963 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.9915N 1:20.7359W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 4226 3963
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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