Adventurous Play: Experiencing the post industrial landscape of Redcar Blast Furnace
Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Medals 2016
Part 2 Project 2016
Northumbria University | UK
Unlike many industrial relics, the Redcar Blast Furnace has a positive association with the local population, and stands as a monument to industrial Teesside which should not be lost following closure and decommissioning.
By repurposing the site through the provision of a climbing hub and offshore survival training facility, the Blast Furnace presents exciting opportunities to develop the offshore industry sector emerging in the area and to celebrate local heritage.
Chalybes – The Chalybes or Chaldoi were a people mentioned by Classical authors as living in Pontus and Cappadocia in northern Anatolia during Classical Antiquity. Their territory was known as Chaldia, extending from the Halys to Pharnakeia and Trabzon in the east, the Chaldoi/Chalybes, Mossynoikoi, and Tubal/Tabal/Tibareni, are counted among the first ironsmith nations by classical authors.
Adventures in the Anthropocene
One ton of iron produces one ton of slag
Towards the end of the 19th Century the furnaces of Cleveland were producing 2.5 million tons of pig iron a year.
basaltic lava ejected as fragments from a volcano, typically with a frothy texture.“chunks of black scoria”
slag separated from molten metal during smelting.Origin -Late Middle English (denoting slag from molten metal): via Latin from Greek skōria ‘refuse’, from skōr‘dung’. The geological term dates from the late 18th century.