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Contemporary pavilions land at Belsay Hall

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English Heritage has put together a fascinating new exhibition of Sitooteries - or 'structures to sit out in' - which it commissioned from designers, artists, and architects for the grounds of its neo-classical pile in Northumberland, Belsay Hall. Supported with grants from the Arts Council of England, the European Regional Development Fund and the Henry Moore Foundation, the show of contemporary summerhouses, built for £10,000 each, comprises a series of sculptural structures which provide unusual juxtapositions with their surroundings and challenge visitors to see historic properties as fitting settings for modern design. The works include Thomas Heatherwick's 'Hairy Sitooterie' (aj 17.2.00) but the piece de resistance of the show, which runs until the end of September, may come next month when the Sitooterie by Foster and Partners is unveiled. This is planned to complement the practice's other North-east landmark to come - the Regional Music Centre in Gateshead.

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