Our latest public artwork “Treetop” creates a distinctive entry marker and a dynamic meeting place for The Langston’s communal open space. The sculpture captivates the eye and is an invitation for visitors, residents, and passers-by, to enter and look up!
Treetop draws inspiration from the shapes of endemic blue gum leaves and bark, as well as the sinuous curves of Lane Cover River. The dynamic forms and overlapping layers are further enhanced through highly polished surfaces that captivate and reflect the activity within the communal space, encouraging visitor engagement and extended dwell time.
The sculpture floats 4m above the landscape and each of the intricate elements have been custom designed and hand fabricated. The 3x large scale leaves are finished in stainless steel and form the outlining shapes and are coupled with internal powder coated aluminium panels, forming the complex surface of the leaves. The design of the forms are essentially giant sails that want to fly away, so a big engineering challenge was developing a catenary system adequate enough, not to stop them falling, but to stop them lifting.
Developer – Cbus Property
Construction – Hutchinson Builders