Dundee’s ancient Royal Arch to be recreated - in cardboard

The late victorian Royal Arch in Dundee. Photo: London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The late victorian Royal Arch in Dundee. Photo: London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The recreation and destruction of a long-lost Dundee landmark is to be the highlight of an upcoming design festival.

Ignite 2016 will see hundreds of people recreate Dundee’s Royal Arch from cardboard, before trampling the structure underfoot the following day.

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The festival aims to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The original Royal Arch was built between 1849 and 1853.It was constructed to commemorate Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s visit to Dundee in 1844.

It was demolished in 1964 as part of preparatory work for the Tay Road Bridge.

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The festival will also include two pop up markets and highlight work from emerging artists and designers from local universities and colleges.

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