Rise, 2011, Belfast

Concept

This is the winning design from an international competition heralding a new dawn for Belfast.

Standing at 37.5 metres tall, a geodesic sphere is suspended within a larger 30 metre diametre sphere by discreet, pre tensioned, galvanised wires.

The sculpture can be seen in the round from any angle; it welcomes views from all vistas and political and religious persuasions. The structural supports make reference to the marshlands which previously grew here.

Detail

2,400 powder coated
mild steel tubes

TEAM

Client
Belfast City Council

Artist
Wolfgang Buttress

Main Contractor
Buttress Ltd

Steelwork
M. Hasson & Sons Ltd

Civil Work
Graham

Structural Engineers
Price & Myers

Design of Installation Works
MMI Engineering Limited

Images courtesy: Mark Hadden, Michael Walsh, Nick Patterson

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