Key Features

  • The World’s Largest Solar Timepiece and a sculptural structure of breathtaking scale and beauty.
  • A national landmark, and visitor attraction of international significance.
  • Associated with two world centres of excellence – the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge and the Royal Observatory Greenwich via Dr Robin Catchpole.
  • An interactive scientific instrument, and huge educational resource, exploring the relationship of the earth and the sun.
  • A credible project management team of international repute.
  • A visionary and iconic symbol for a challenging future. A ‘peoples memorial’, a statement of hope and renewal, of success and ambition.
  • An environmentally sustainable structure harnessing heat and energy from the sun.

A dynamic demonstration of the enmeshing of space-time and form, transience and permanence, on a truly monumental scale.

Richard Swain