Obelisk

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Artist:

Santiago Calatrava

Location:

Technion - Israel Institute ofTechnology
Haifa

Size:

28 meters high

Material:

Stainless steel

Date:

2009

Description An undulating obelisk at the heart of the promenade that serves as the symbol of research creativity at the institute
Caption "World-renowned architect Dr. Santiago Calatrava has designed a giant obelisk that marks the heart of the Technion campus. The 28-meter high kinetic sculpture is composed of 224 steel ribs on eight levels. The monument moves in a wave-like motion, in which each moving rib induces the sequential motion of the next one level at a time from top to bottom. 'I designed this vertical kinetic sculpture, which integrates beauty with technique and mechanics, such that it can be seen from every place.'”
From: www.technion.ac.il/en/2011/02/signifying-tech...

"Large movable sculpture formed by a central tube of steel covered by a skin of 224 stainless steel bars that can be moved by means of a hydraulic system. 168 bars are 3.5m high and the remaining 56 are 2.43 high. A reinforced concrete pad footing measuring 4.5m square and 1.5m deep supports the galvanised steel mast that will in turn be covered by the moving stainless steel elements."
From: [ http://www.calatrava.com/projects/obelisk-haifa.html]
Other References About the Technion: http://sculptures.technion.ac.il/
About the artist: http://www.calatrava.com
More about the artist: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3039658/santiago-calatrava...