A giant structure sitting on the banks of the River Tees: Temenos took four months to complete. Created by world famous artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, it is formed from thousands of metres of steel wire, woven between the two steel rings to create the 164ft (50m) high and 360ft (110m) long sculpture.
The landmark, located next to the iconic Riverside Football Stadium, acts as a centrepiece to the Middlehaven site which is now undergoing extensive redevelopment. The Middlehaven site work was made possible with the help of European funding.
So why not go and take a look, you can even hop on the Transporter Bridge while you’re there!
The North East has received billions of pounds of investment over the decades from the EU. We are a net recipient of EU funds and the North East is entitled to more European funds than any other English region. The European Social Fund alone paid £157 million into the North East from 2007-2013. The European Regional Development Fund guaranteed £255 million between 2007 and 2013. Over the next five years the North East will get £726m in EU funds. The North East is also a net recipient of EU funds, which means for every £1 that we put in, we get £10 back—as well as the original £1.