Bow Works Gates
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sketches from page of book for design of the Bow Works Gates. Location: Bow Works, Norwich Union, courtyard entrance, Pomona Street. Description: Two open-work gates are fitted into an archway inscribed 'Bow Works'. A series of vertical steel bars have a crook-shaped end which is joined to the straight end of another bar by an infill of rough cast bronze. Commission: Norwich Union. Comment: Artist says the listed building status precluded any new work other than the necessary security gates. The design uses the conventions of upright bars and repeated motif found in most gates. However, the Bow Works arch became the particular motif, compressed and reduced in scale, to serve as individual enclosures for raw bronze castings. The repetition of the casting process gives an organic quality to an otherwise rigid structure.
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