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Tonkin Liu Creates Widnes Waterfront Future Flower

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Apr 6, 2010 • References: tonkinliu and dezeen
Beside England’s River Mersey stands the Widnes Waterfront Future Flower, a gigantic metal flower designed by London architects Tonkin Liu. The flower, in addition to being an amazing sight to behold, is a wind turbine.

The eco-friendly Widnes Waterfront Future Flower, part of a regeneration project in the area, is 14 meters high with perforated petals of steel. LED lights, which get their power from small wind turbines within the flower, illuminate the entire structure at night.