Coca-Cola Happiness Tree

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Location:
London
Materials:
Stainless Steel

A Showcase in Young Talent

Coca-Cola Enterprises launched a competition open to Brunel University London. Students entered the competition to design a new bespoke steel structure to stand proudly outside the Coca-Cola Uxbridge head offices.

The brief was to design a sculpture that represented the Coca-Cola brand and celebrating their environmental and social values. The winning design was just under four metres high, representing the dynamic ribbon from the famous brand’s logo.

Working closely with both Coca-cola and the university students, Canal completed the fabrication and installation of the bespoke steel structure.

In Nottingham, Canal started the fabrication of the large structure in their workshop. Canal laser cut 25,000 holes into the stainless steel to create a sense of lightness. In addition, Canal sent the large structure to site ready for installation.

The aim of the structure is for vegetation to grow over and through the structure to signify the tree. Once the sculpture was close to completion, students planted ivy at the base so over time it will grow up the steel work.

In February, the bespoke steel sculpture is unveiled by Coca-Cola and the students who designed it. As a result it stands proudly at the front of the headquarters, celebrating the brand and the wealth of talent in the UK.

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