Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Panopticon Sculptures in the mountains near Burnely, Lancashire

The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculptureresembling a tree set in the landscape of the Pennine hill range overlooking Burnley, in LancashireEngland.

Designed by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, theSinging Ringing Tree is a 3 metre tall construction comprising pipes of galvanised steel which harness the energy of the wind to produce a slightly discordant and penetrating choral sound covering a range of several octaves.

Completed in 2006, it is part of the series of four sculptures within the Panopticons arts and regeneration project created by the East Lancashire Environmental Arts Network (ELEAN)

In 2007, the sculpture won (along with 13 other candidates) the National Award of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for architectural excellence.

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