Singing Ringing Tree
Interactions: Fabrication, Installation
Process / Material: galvanised steel
Type of Client: Architect
The brief: To produce a sculpture in the form of a windswept tree in galvanised mild steel.
The tree is made in layers of steel tubes. Some of these have holes cut in them and act like flutes – when the wind blows across the moor it will produce a sound.
Singing Ringing Tree is located on Crown Point, high on the moors overlooking Burnley, and is a short walk from the nearest road.
As you move closer to the piece the ever-present wind of the moors brings it to life with a low whistling and moaning sound. Just like the weather and the view, the sounds are forever changing.
RIBA National Award; Stirling Prize long list; Structural Steel Design Award;
Hot-Dip Galvanising Award