Urban Trees is a development based on an interest in deployable structural systems, cable facade systems and fabric tensile structures and their architectural possibilities. The ingenuity in this sculptural structure is in its innovative nodal design allowing for rapid deployment and compact packing. The elements are made of anodized aluminum compression members and stainless steel tension cables. Tensegrity systems take advantage of material properties to develop a mechanical stability with minimal material use – Urban Trees is able to span six-meters vertically to suspend a canopy of reflective elements while only weighing 15kg.
Structural Engineer: Laufs Engineering Design