The request for a glass sculpture to place in the London Headquarters of Gazprom, the Russian owned international power supplier, was brought to a more significant realization by exploiting the total 22 metres length of an atrium walkway.
By creating a glass installation, a complex of Birch tree like groups articulating the space, the architectural glass sculpture provides a perambulatory experience and a familiar image for the Russian employees. The glass sculpture also acts as a welcome to their national visitors and can be walked around and between or viewed through to the atrium beyond, a Birch Tree Walk.
The creation of glass textures, graded layers of colour, white gold leaf and the interaction of reflections and lighting were all exploited to create a parallel to the lyrical experience of Birch trees throughout the seasons.
In Situ Photographs by Hufton + Crow