Angel of the North
Awards to date
The Angel has won awards or been commended as follows:
1995The National Art Collection Fund Award for outstanding contribution to the visual arts. (Art in Public Places Award).
1996British Gas/Arts Council Working for Cities Award.
1998Northern Electric & Gas Arts Awards – Arts Event of the Year.
1998The British Constructional Steelwork Association Awards (structural steel design). Two awards to Hartlepool Steel Fabrications Ltd as main contractor and fabricator, one to Antony Gormley and one to Gateshead Council.
1998British Construction Industry Awards - small projects section; (Highly Commended).
1999Institute of Civil Engineers Robert Stephenson Award; (Commended in design & concept category).
1999The South Bank Show Award for Visual Arts.
2000Civic Trust Award; given for best examples of architecture, urban regeneration and heritage. One award to Hartlepool Steel Fabrications, one to Antony Gormley and one to Gateshead Council.
2001The Angel is named by the BBC as one of the classic designs of the twentieth century.
2002The Angel is voted one of the ‘Wonders of Britain’ in a national survey carried out by the Yellow Pages. The British equivalent to the original Ancient Wonders spans 4,000 years, starting with prehistoric Stonehenge, through medieval times to the 21st century.
The eight wonders of Britain as voted by adults were:
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, The Eden Project, York Minster, Hadrian’s Wall, The London Eye and the Angel of the North.
The eight wonders of Britain as voted by teenagers were:
Public Art and The Angel of the North