THONET

FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 
Seafront windshelter, Blackpool, United Kingdom 
Monday 17 Jul 2006
 
Helter-shelter 
 
 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 0

Add comments | More comments

Be the first to comment
 

Prototype swivelling shelter under test 

In April 2002, McChesney Architects won a two-staged open design competition for a series of innovative swivelling wind shelters on Blackpool’s South shore promenade. The flowing form of each 8m high shelter was prescribed by its two main prerequisites: A vane, which turns the structure, and a baffle that shelters the occupant from the wind. Each shelter is manufactured from Duplex grade stainless steel, chosen for its good corrosion resistance. In May of last year, after comprehensive testing and development, a full sized working prototype was built. In April of this year, the first shelter was opened to the public. A second is currently in manufacture.

Key Facts

Status Completed (first of a series)
Value 0(m€)
Add your name to this project
Editorial

More projects by this architect

Situation Room, Storefront for Art and Architecture

Dr. Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall, USC

Guggenheim Helsinki

University of Pembangunan Jaya

Wunderbugs

More Projects

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site