Project Description

A 30-year-old retired gas platform from the North Sea, was transformed into one of the UK’s largest public art installations to inspire global conversations about reuse, renewables, and the great British weather. The focus of the project was to challenge the industry's ‘build from new’ mentality which is out-of-step with the changes needed to respond to the current climate emergency. It also engages the public allowing an up-close experience of a gas platform, a structure symbolic of climate change and igniting the conversation about low-carbon solutions and reuse of all structures.

Judge’s comments

This project was only possible due to the motivated and agile team. Successful cross-discipline and cross-industry collaboration realised a highly ambitious design and construction that has few, if any, precedents.

In addition to being a thought-provoking installation for the half a million visitors, it also had a positive impact on the local community and economy by reinvigorating a previously derelict lido. The project also showcases scope to revitalise similar sites.

Project overview

Structural Designer

  • Atelier One

Client Name



  • Weston-Super-Mare, UK



Principal Contractor


Year Submitted

  • 2023

Key attributes

  • People