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Architect Nick Coombe and artist Shona Kitchen

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Architect Nick Coombe and artist Shona Kitchen have beaten off stiff opposition to create Minotaur, a contemporary maze for Kielder Castle in Northumberland. The pair beat proposals from David Adjaye working with artist Graham Seaton; German artist Wolfgang Weileder; and architects Robert Blundell and Jo Lintonbon. Coombe said the maze will be constructed from gabions filled with irregular lumps of cast recycled glass rather than rocks. 'In employing recycled glass on a large scale we will reflect on the symmetry of a recycled material being returned from the urban environment, 'he said. The scheme is from the Kielder Partnership, which commissioned the current Stephen Lawrence prize-winning Belvedere by Softroom. It has an RSA Art for Architecture grant and construction is planned for next spring.

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