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December 11 2020

Rolling sculpture programme to bring life to Edinburgh Park

Parabola have detailed their intent to erect a further pair of sculptures to help define the Southern Phase masterplan at Edinburgh Park.

Sited at Lochside Crescent near the tram viaduct and a central garden square the temporary pieces of public realm will join four other works as the centrepiece of a rotating display of public art across the site.

First in line to be installed is a 10m outstretched arm called Reach for the Stars designed by Kenneth Armitage in 2002. This will be joined later in the year by The Advocate, a 2013 piece by Bruce Beasley.

Installation will take place next year in tandem with phase 1 works.

Parabola is awaiting assessment of a residential-led masterplan which will evolve the business park into a place to live as well as work with 1,700 planned homes.

A disembodied hand will reach out to travellers on a neighbouring tram viaduct
A disembodied hand will reach out to travellers on a neighbouring tram viaduct

2 Comments

The Bairn
#1 Posted by The Bairn on 11 Dec 2020 at 15:21 PM
And here we continue the theme of utter useless nonsense.
What good do these 'sculptures' do? Just lumps of material 'crafted' by someone with an ego as large as a house with a need to show off.
Waste of the worlds valuable resources, time, money and effort.
Better to invite along a few of New York's finest graffiti boys with spray cans to 'tag' a colourful makeover onto the vast spans of grey concrete already in existence.
TheFakeArchitect
#2 Posted by TheFakeArchitect on 14 Dec 2020 at 10:40 AM
I'm all for creative art and that, but that's no more than a hand on a giant pole.. Couldn't money be better spent?

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