Landscape architecture, public space improvements and environmental objects
Art installation AIR is designed as a symbolic tree that responds to the movement of the air and makes wind music. The leafage is made of 324 wind chimes of different lengths hanging at the crown of the tree. Air motion generates sounds of varying heights, that are caused by metal discs (strikers), which are swayed by wind catchers depending on wind speed. The air catchers are shaped as coats of arms and inclined for better wind capture. AIR is the largest wind chime ensemble in the World.
Author: 'Didzis Jaunzems architecture' Ltd.
Client: Balvi municipality
Address or location:
Park at balvi
Main subcontractors, partners:
Structural engineers: 'Veldrums and Partners' Ltd.
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