Designed to emulate tree tops, the leaf canopies offer stunning greenery and an artistic feature to an otherwise grey area while providing all-weather cover to a once unused public space.
Tilt was commissioned by the City of Ryde as lead contractor and provided a turn-key solution for the detailed design, construction and installation.
Maintaining the original artistic intent while transforming the design into a manufacture-friendly and affordable concept resulted in the development of a modular design strategy. The artwork was developed in consultation with the project landscape architect, and featured a combination of large and small leaves, enabling the council to scale the installation to suit their budgetary targets.
The large leaves utilise multi-coloured glass panels to provide an all-weather structure while the smaller leaf
elements use perforated aluminium panels. By perforating the panels, we introduced light, partial shade and an element of play into the plaza.
Programmable lighting systems illuminate the structure at night, and present an opportunity for custom light shows to suit the seasons. The steel structures incorporate mounting points for the necessary technologies, activating and future-proofing the plaza for years to come.
Public spaces in high-traffic areas can be critical in turning a collection of shops into a gathering place for the local community. We help transform public spaces to make them more engaging and beautifully useable for residents and visitors alike.
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