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Mersey Wave, Liverpool, UK

Completed 2005
Client: Speke Garston Development Company
Team: FoRM Partner in charge Igor Marko and Peter Fink + Techniker

A visually dramatic 30 meters high and 120 m long gateway expressing a tidal wave of the Mersey marks the geographic boundary of Liverpool. The geometry of the Mersey Wave gateway is formed by a parallel two-sided progression of six 30m long fins at graduated angles from the vertical forming a continuous dynamic waveform. The two central fins form a clear and distinct gateway threshold marking the entry in and exit from Liverpool. The Mersey Wave is dramatically illuminated giving the gateway a 24-hour presence. The sculptural designs for four adjoining roundabouts are also a part of Mersey Wave gateway project.