The Singing Ringing Tree

Crown Point, Burnley, United Kingdom

Highly Commended

2009

The Singing Ringing Tree is a musical sculpture in the landscape. The ‘tree’ is constructed from 320 galvanized steel tubes of varying length and divided into 21 layers. To create flutes, slots were added to 25 of the tubes. It sits on top of a hill above the English town of Burnley and takes the form of a tree bending in the wind and uses those winds to produce a low, tuneful song. Galvanized steel was chosen because it is strong, stiff and durable and therefore able to withstand the rigours of the exposed location.

Project Details

Architects
Tonkin Liu, London
Client
Mid Pennine Arts
Structural Engineers
Jane Wernick Associates
Completion Date
2006
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