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A Sweet Way to Get Kids Started with Architecture
By TAXI / AG, 30 Jun 2010
Scale models of Tate Modern and the newest buildings on Bankside: NEO Bankside, designed by Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Company, have been made entirely out of sugar cubes.
The models were unveiled yesterday at the NEO Bankside pavilion, opposite Tate Modern, as the new development’s contribution to the London Festival of Architecture, (http://www.lfa2010.org)
Made to a scale of 1:100, the sculptor, Brendan Jamison, from Belfast, put the finishing touches to the installation which can be seen in the NEO Bankside Pavilion, Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1. The sculptures will be on show to the public over the weekend of 3rd-4th as a highlight of the Bankside Weekend of the London Festival of Architecture.
The chimney of the model of Tate Modern is over 1metre high and over 80,000 sugar cubes were used to create the entire installation.
On Saturday 3rd July, children can attend workshops at the NEO Bankside Pavilion to learn how to make sugar cube models, under Brendan’s tuition.
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