The Dome: built to mark a new millennium

The new millennium is a momentous occasion. It's not just a time of celebration, but a time of renewal, with a spirit of confidence, ambition and adventure. A national programme of events is underway. The centrepiece of the celebrations is Greenwich, longitude zero, the home of time. Now it's home to The Dome, an experience that will inspire us to reflect on who we are, what we do and where we live. And where we're going. Imagine what we can do tomorrow.

Scale: 1:2000. Resin Cast Replica. Laser Modelled and Handcrafted in Great Britain.
Size: Model: 23cm diameter x 6cm height, Box: 24cm x 23cm x 8cm height
Replication Technologies Ltd. ©NMEC

The Dome: Collectors' Edition

Die-Cast Replica. Rayleigh Technical Design.
Size: Model: 13cm diameter x 4.5cm height, Box: 17cm x 16.5cm x 9cm height
©NMEC

The Body: Wedgwood

Number 0045 in a limited edition of 2000.

In the Dome's Body zone, two giant reclining figures in a soft embrace make a spectacular exploration of the human form. Designed by architect Nigel Coates, this part-building, part-sculpture is covered with over 88,000 shimmering lenticular tiles. Standing the height of the Statue of Liberty, the daring structure weighs 600 tonnes.

1:200 Scale
Wedgwood Lustre.
Size: Figure: 23cm x 11cm x 9cm height, Box: 25.5cm x 13.8cm x 14.5cm height
Wedgwood is a registered trademark of Wedgwood Limited, © Nigel Coates 2000

The Body: Heredities

Number 35 in a limited edition of 10,000. Note: this edition was never fully produced.

Amongst all fourteen zones at the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, one in particular rises above the others to create an icon about people. Architect Nigel Coates has designed the giant figure at the Body Zone. Reclining in a soft embrace, they ask 'can man and woman cherish one another, but also be different as well as equal?' Some 28 metres high, and 70 metres long, the structure is designed for 3,500 people per hour to pass through its internal exhibition spaces. Heredities commemorates this stunning architectural achievement of the year 2000 in replica. Strictly limited to a celebratory edition of 10,000.

Aluminium.
Size: Figure: 42cm x 22cm x 17cm height
© Nigel Coates & Heredities



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