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Middlesbrough buildings recreated as beehives

  • 17 March 2013
  • From the section Tees
Kennedy Gardens Flats in Billingham
Image caption One of the models has been based on Kennedy Gardens in Billingham
Beehive of Kennedy Gardens Flats in Billingham
Image caption The beehives will be placed inside the model buildings

Buildings in Middlesbrough have been recreated in the form of beehives.

The project, called Middlesbrough Modern Beehives, used architecture from the town to create four models as working beehives.

Artist Cath Keay said the project was about combining "brutalist structures" with the "natural world".

The beehives will be placed around the town and maintained by local beekeepers and community groups. The beekeeping frames fit inside the models.

The models have been recreated in the form of Kennedy Gardens Flats in Billingham, the former Dunning Road Police Station and Steel House on Teesside.

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