Stunning Australian Design Wins International Design Competition
An Australian-created design, titled Breeze of Innovation, has won an international design competition for an architectural landmark to be erected in Silicon Valley, California.
Based in Western Australia, Smar Architecture Studio created the design which consists of 500 white rods that sway in the wind, with multiple levels, walkways and a viewing platform at the top. The rods have been described as ‘translucent oversized paint brushes in the sky’, and will generate enough wind power to light up the structure in the evenings.
As part of the competition, there were a total of 950+ designs from 72 different countries.
“We came up with the idea of designing a dynamic landmark, one that is alive, moving with the wind and light, a magical space that includes a tribute to the San José Electric Light Tower of 1881. We want visitors to enjoy a unique experience on their ascent, connecting with the memory of the Valley while dreaming about its future possibilities,” said Fernando Jerez, Smar Founding Partner.