Thomas Heatherwick’s competition-winning sculpture B of the Bang is unveiled in Manchester this week. Standing at 56 metres high, it is the tallest sculpture in the UK. It is made of steel specifically designed to weather to varying degrees over the surface of the sculpture. Inclined at an angle of 30 degrees from the vertical – a tilt that is ten times greater than the Leaning Tower of Pisa – it presented an enormous design and engineering challenge. Its radiating spikes are hollow, while the five supporting legs are made from thick, heavy steel.
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The Design Museum’s annual Beazley DOTY awards and exhibition has announced its overall winner – an investigative digital project shedding light on injustice and war crimes – plus its six
“Individuality” and “playful” patterns and colours were key to the project, which includes designs for Graphcore’s intelligence processing units