A Wind Powered, Giant Metallic Flower
Architect Tonkin Liu has designed a large kinetic sculpture as part of an environmental and public art program in the UK.
Future Flower is a 14 metre high, wind powered metallic flower designed by London based architect, Tonkin Liu as part of an environmental and public art program for the banks of River Mersey in Widnes, Cheshire, UK. Around 120 steel petals are fixed onto the steel structure frame of the flower, while a central stalk with branches holds 60 low voltage LED lights.
Three mini wind turbines attached to the stem power the lights which create different intensities of red, depending on the wind speed, portraying an ever changing, dynamic flower.