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A fair wind blows for McChesney with Blackpool shelter - images

Ian McChesney has completed his first wind shelter in Blackpool, a design that won a competition in 2002.

The London-based architect is working on a series of the swivelling shelters for the Lancashire seaside town.

McChesney's concept was, he said, born out of a distillation of the key elements required in the brief.

They were a 'vane', which will turn the structure and a 'baffle' that will shelter the inhabitant from the wind.

The second of these shelters is in manufacture and will be installed on the waterfront imminently.

by Ed Dorrell

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