This Christmas tree is unlike any you’ve ever seen
DEC 22, 2016 | By Aditi Sharma Maheshwari
Christmas time is synonymous with gifts, Santa, and of course the beloved tree that hangs low with all the gifts it adorns. This is the time to set up one at home and Chicago based architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) too has joined the bandwagon. Interestingly, their idea didn’t follow convention. An alternative Christmas Tree installation can now be found at the courtyard of Utzon Center, Denmark on show till the end of January, 2017– it’s one that surprises you and then leaves you intrigued.
This 23 ft sculpture, made with the collaborative effort of the firm along with engineers and lighting designers, is a part of SOM’s exhibition Sky is the Limit. A GRID system developed by Danish designer Peter Lassen was used to create this “tree” – it’s made of 1,000 square grids that showcase continuously changing bright lights and resonate with the spirit and likeness to Christmas tree, but with a difference. It offers itself as a place to gather and reflect. As people step in, they can see for themselves, its almost mind-bending interiors and find it as an enclosure where they may find peace. Here’s a thumbs up to giving festivities a new flavour!
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