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Solar Gate

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Albion House,

Springfield Road,


West Sussex

RH12 2RW

What We Did

Solar Gate is a steel-work sundial sculpture manufactured by Pearlgreen Engineering. It uses the alignment of the sun to illuminate significant times and dates relevant to the City of Hull. These are projected through its precisley cut holes onto the surface around it, where viewers can identify the historic events.

Designed by the talented artist and designer Tonkin Liu, the sculpture stands at 10 metres high, 4m wide and 1m deep, made from courageously thin 4mm plates. The two curving and corrugated surfaces join, unsupported by any additional support inside or out, to form the magnificent piece.

At night the Solar Gate illuminates, with a controlled in-ground lighting system installed inside and outside the sculpture.

Watch the video to see the delivery and installation of the Solar Gate in the city centre of Hull.

If you are an artist or architect and would like Pearlgreen Engineering to bring your ideas to life, get in touch with us to see how we can help.

Contact us today for further information, or to discuss your next project.

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From design, through production to installation, we are passionate about each project we undertake.

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