Sector Culture and heritage
Services provided Design
Product / system manufacture
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Project management
Installation
Year completed 2017
Project location Yorkshire and The Humber
 
 

Middleton Park in Leeds has a new view point. Designed by Simon Fagg from Leeds City Councils Landscape Design Team. The new focal point looks out over the park from a vantage point above the old golf course. Horticon did the hard landscaping creating the seating, steps and planting beds and we built the struture. We had to take Simons sketches and bring his design to life. This ended up being a multi media exploration which saw us revisiting old skills and tackling new materials. The pattern for the pit wheel cast was made in house from solid birch ply with a hand held router, we then took this to a local foundry. They made a sand and resin mold and poured in ductle iron. The cast then weighed 280kg so we had to secure it carefully to the structure.

The trees we made from laminates which we glued and nailed

The Leaves and broaches where made from resin board with coreten leaves and zinc brances.


Middleton Park in Leeds has a new view point. Designed by Simon Fagg from Leeds City Councils Landscape Design Team. The new focal point looks out over the park from a vantage point above the old golf course. Horticon did the hard landscaping creating the seating, steps and planting beds and we built the struture. We had to take Simons sketches and bring his design to life. This ended up being a multi media exploration which saw us revisiting old skills and tackling new materials. The pattern for the pit wheel cast was made in house from solid birch ply with a hand held router, we then took this to a local foundry. They made a sand and resin mold and poured in ductle iron. The cast then weighed 280kg so we had to secure it carefully to the structure.

The trees we made from laminates which we glued and nailed

The Leaves and broaches where made from resin board with coreten leaves and zinc brances.


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