Greenwich spiral will show off the best of British
The Design Council has designated another seven buildings as Millennium Products in its fourth and penultimate listing and unveiled a structure by Fletcher Priest which will be used to exhibit them in. The Spiral of Innovation continues the boardwalk from the Dome with a spiralling 1:20 ramp rising to 2m. Product information will be set within the 'lean rail' and in the floor of recycled car tyres. The exterior handrail is of battered earth.
The seven buildings added to the list of those that satisfy the criteria as 'brilliant examples of British innovation and creativity' include the Reichstag and the American Air Museum at Duxford by Foster and Partners, and the bfi imax Cinema and the office conversion at No 1 Neathouse Place (both in London) by Avery Associates. Also chosen were Stratford Regional Station by Chris Wilkinson Architects; the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent by Eric Kuhne with Benoy; and the Lighthouse in Glasgow converted by Page and Park, where the products were launched earlier this week.
There was a total of 143 products in this round, bringing the total figure to 777 of which 19 are buildings or bridges. Entries for the next and final round of Millennium product must be sent to the Design Council by 4 October. Details of all those selected so far are on the website at www.millennium-products.org.uk.