Wedge Group gets behind Hull UK City of Culture commission

Wedge Group Galvanizing is supporting ‘A Hall for Hull’, a new architectural installation which will be among the temporary structures created for Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

‘A Hall for Hull’ has recently been unveiled in Trinity Square, showcasing the symmetry of Hull Minster.

Working alongside the commissioned Chile-based architect Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Swiss artist Felice Varini, as well as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the British Council, Humber Galvanizing – a Business Club member of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 – provided its specialist molten zinc treatment to sixteen identical columns which stand six metres tall and weigh 1.69 tonnes each.

The columns will be arranged in a grid formation and are part of ‘Look Up’ – a programme of temporary structures being built at public spaces which allow visitors to view the city in different and unusual ways throughout Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Tony Linsley, Sales Manager at Humber Galvanizing, explained: “We’re delighted to have been involved in the planning, development, and construction of the Hall for Hull commission, and in coming together with the various parties who have made this exciting project possible.

“The perforated surfaces of the columns will allow viewers to look up and see the light changing from inside, and view them from the square outside Hull Minster which is known for its stunning architectural design.

“As we’re celebrating our 21st birthday this year, what better way to mark our heritage in Hull than to provide support to a project which is designed to enable thousands of locals and visitors to view the city in distinctive ways. We’re very much looking forward to the piece being unveiled to the public on 1 October, and want to thank the entire team involved for their continued dedication to putting a spotlight on Hull this year.”