An artists impression of SEE MONSTER heading towards the shores of Weston-super-Mare

The Monster is coming!

News 08 Jul 22

SEE MONSTER is due to arrive by sea into Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday, 12 July. The transformation of this decommissioned North Sea offshore platform is a world first that is set to become one of the UK’s largest public art installations, aiming to inspire global conversations about the repurposing of large industrial structures and design-led solutions to sustainable futures.

The 450-tonne platform will be transported on a flatbed barge as large as a football pitch to its new home at the Tropicana, an iconic seafront landmark, and lifted by crane over the seawall onto pre-constructed legs. The entire construction will be 35m tall at its highest point.

Visitors and residents to Weston-super-Mare will witness the transformation of SEE MONSTER, commissioned as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, as construction takes place over the coming weeks.

Once the installation is completed, SEE MONSTER will be experienced from the seafront, beach and on board. It will feature four publicly accessible levels animated by a 10-metre-high waterfall; a 6,000-piece kinetic installation forming the monster’s shimmering scales; an onboard oasis of grasses, plants and trees selected to thrive in a seaside micro-climate; and a seated amphitheatre and broadcast studio, forming a platform for conversations about reuse and sustainable futures.

A birds eye view of the SEE MONSTER on a rainy day

A phased opening at the Tropicana begins over August bank holiday in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.

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