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Anish Kapoor Designs : Architecture

Contemporary Art – Sculptor / Architectural Designer, London, UK

post updated 20 Apr 2021

Major Anish Kapoor Design

26 Jul 2012
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, Stratford, East London, England, UK

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the first public artwork by Anish Kapoor to be lit. Arup’s lighting team has worked closely with Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond to create a lighting scheme that will highlight the sculpture’s complex geometric form.

Olympic Park Landmark in Stratford, London:
ArcelorMittal Orbit London 2012 Olympic Park ArcelorMittal Orbit London 2012 Olympic Park
photographs : Thomas Graham, Arup

The feature lighting scheme encourages visitors into the Park and the Olympic Park Landmark by creating a “must see” element to the sculpture at night. The scheme will play an integral part in the lighting and atmosphere of the Olympic Games with the sculpture lit up in a variety of modes for different events and times of day.

Beyond the Olympic Games, visitors will also experience the metaphor of an orbit after dark; using light to unravel the sculpture’s convoluted form and to grasp its dynamic shape. Arup Lighting Director Florence Lam refers to their approach as using “dark light”.

Sustainability has been a critical factor in Arup’s thinking. Arup Lighting’s choice of saturated red LED (light emitting diode) lighting accentuates the bespoke red specified by Kapoor for the sculpture.

Olympic Park Landmark:
Orbit Olympic Park Landmark by Anish Kapoor designers
images from London Legacy Development Corporation

Anish Kapoor – Key Projects

Architectural Installation Designs

9 Jun 2011
Anish Kapoor Installation, Paris, France
Anish Kapoor giant sculpture
photograph © Karavan
Anish Kapoor Grand Palais installation : ‘Leviathan’
Monumenta is an indoor public art project that fills the vast belle époque exhibition hall of the Grand Palais with a single work for five weeks every spring.

Monte S Angelo Metro entrances + tunnel link, Traiano, Naples, Italy
Date: 2003-10
Design with Amanda Levete Architects
Monte St Angelo Subway
image from architects
Naples Subway Building
The brief from the City of Naples, to create a fully-functioning tube station that is in itself a work of art, demands a synthesis of purpose and beauty that is fundamental to our creative process. A second primary point of inspiration is the site. At the surface the station will be the central element in the urban and cultural regeneration of the Traiano district that has suffered in its recent history from infrastructural isolation and neglect.


Shooting into the Corner
MAK-Ausstellungshalle, Austria

Past, Present, Future, 2006
Wachs und Ölfarbe
345 x 890 x 445 cm
zur Verfügung gestellt von: Anish Kapoor und Lisson Gallery London
Past, Present, Future, 2006
photo : Dave Morgan, photo © AK

The designer in 2003:
Anish Kapoor
photo : Johnnie Shand-Kydd, photo © AK

Past, Present, Future, 2006
Ausstellungsansicht “Anish Kapoor. Shooting into the Corner”
Past, Present, Future
photo © Wolfgang Woessner/MAK

More Architecture projects online soon

Location: 52–54 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA, UK

West London Architectural Designers

Based in west London, England – Lisson Gallery, London, UK + Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA.

Art Gallery Buildings

ArcelorMittal Orbit
image : Arup

London Architecture

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Tate Modern Extension
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Victoria & Albert Museum Jewellery Gallery
Design: Eva Jiricna Architects

The Scalpel
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects
The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper

Architecture Studios

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