Birmingham City Council
Victoria Square Birmingham
Designers: thiss studio / trigger/ carl robertshaw
Principal Contractor: Dock Street Events
The PoliNations event was based around a temporary garden with giant architectural trees creating a spectacular canopy. The garden created a temporary oasis and was a celebration of colour beauty and natural diversity. PoliNations was by Bristol based arts organisation Trigger supported by a collective of experts in horticulture, arts, science and architecture. SH Structures worked closely with the design team to arrive at a solution that would be safe to install, cost effective and be within the anticipated budget. The end result is stunning with the tubular steel trees wrapped in fabric which is transformed after dark by a spectacular lighting and sound system. We were able to include elements of re-purposed steel which helped keep the carbon footprint to a minimum.