Emerging Glasgow practices shortlisted for Hull trawlermen memorial
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July 19 2013
Organised by the St Andrews Dock Heritage Park Action Group and Hull City Council the contest aims to create a place for people to mourn, remember and honour the 6.000 men who have given their lives to the towns fishing industry over the past century.
The Glasgow based team will go head-to-head with Colour: urban design limited and Plincke Landscape Ltd for the commission, which is to be sited on the edge of the Humber at St Andrews Quay.
Placing emphasis on the stories of the individuals behind the trawler industry and is centred on a handmade steel mesh structure reminiscent of trawler nets. This can be used to hold flowers and acts as the starting point for an extended platform offering access out to the river.
Charles Pinder, chairman of STAND, said “We are delighted with the quality of the submitted designs. The competitors have demonstrated considerable skill and commitment to developing their ideas in response to our aspirations for the memorial. We are now sharing their ideas with the public and their views will be considered by the Jury Panel when it meets to review the designs.”
The winning design announced on 29 July.
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