Arboria is dedicated to the theme of ‘trees’. Each outer dome bears its own stylised leaf motif rendered in graphic simplicity to fit the underlying shape of a stellated dodecahedron. Triangulating the main dome the visitor will encounter three tree-like structures where cones and spheres combine to create a brightly luminous tree trunk and branches that reach over their head.
The Main Dome takes its inspiration from the Chapter House of York Minster and one can see an interpretation of the original tall Gothic windows and the arching columns that culminate in radiant rib vaulting. Arboria’s sound is of the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest, recorded there for biodiversity monitoring by musician & soundscape ecologist, Alice Eldridge (ecila.org)
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