Bligh Tanner’s winning Cochlear inspired design is on track to be built at the National Arboretum Canberra by 2019
Bligh Tanner’s winning Cochlear inspired design is on track to be built at the National Arboretum Canberra by 2019.
National Capital Authority approvals and design refinements are the current focus for Engineers Australia before fundraising continues through donations from members, corporate partners and the community.
In 2014 Bligh Tanner won the Engineers Australia Freefall Experience Design Ideas Competition with its innovative Cochlear inspired design. The competition invited engineers, designers and other creative professionals from around the country to design a showcase installation for the Engineers Australia Freefall Pin Oak Forest at the National Arboretum.
The collaborative team was led by structural engineer, Rod Bligh, and included two artists, Susan Milne and Greg Stonehouse, and architect, Nick Flutter.
‘The opportunity to construct a landscape scale sculpture celebrating 100 years of Engineers Australia at the magnificent National Arboretum is an incredible honour. Our team is looking forward to working closely with Engineers Australia and the National Arboretum to create a meaningful and beautiful work,’ said Bligh.
Realisation of the physical structure will coincide with the 2019 Centenary of Engineers Australia.