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Art & Architecture - Sitting Under Nature’s Sky

Date uploaded: May 11, 2009

Kielder Water & Forest Park is eager to unleash the next exciting stage of its award-winning art and architecture programme; after the international success of last year's Kielder Observatory project.

The latest instalment of the Kielder Water & Forest Park experience comes in the form of an imaginative seating programme where a host of Europe's most inventive minds have come up with a series of six outdoor retreats (a full list of the five creative organisations involved in the project can be found below, they include Adjaye Associates).

The ambitious 'shelter' commissions will enable visitors to stop and have a well-earned breather, as they enjoy exploring the newly developed Lakeside Way - a 26-mile custom-made multi-user track that snakes around the idyllic Kielder Water.

The individual shelters with their specially designed contemporary surroundings, will allow people to sit back and absorb the dramatic scenic environment.

The various seating projects situated in the heart of rural Northumberland, will be officially launched to the public in late June 2009.

Here's a list of the five featured internationally renowned creative practitioners who've been chosen to deliver the bespoke shelter seating programme (in alphabetical order / shelter title):

  • Adjaye Associates - Specere
  • Ryder Architecture - Janus Chairs
  • SIMPARCH - Silvas Capitalis (forest head)
  • Sixteen*(makers) - 55/02
  • Studio Weave - Freya and Robin

The Next Move:

For a copy of the FULL press release (inc. quotes and shelter descriptions) and to see colour visualisations of each shelter please follow this link to the Visit Kielder website..

The holding page will provide you with a prompt to enable you to download the news story entitled 'Sitting under nature's sky'.

All of the shelter images are available to use and can be sent to you on request - please contact Strictly Press for further details (contact details listed below).

For further information about Kielder Water & Forest Park please follow this link