The Hive Installation

The Hive Installation Welded Gabion Landscaping Benches Enviroslope
October 29, 2018

PROJECT DETAILS

Client: Stage One (UK)

Artist: Wolfgang Buttress

Architect: Building Design Partnership

Location: Richmond London

Date: March 2016

The Hive Installation Welded Gabion Landscaping Benches Enviroslope

The multi-award winning ‘Hive’ installation was designed by UK based artist, Wolfgang Buttress, whose inspiration was drawn from the latest scientific research into the health of honeybees. In particular, the bee’s importance in ‘feeding the planet’ and by extension, the feeding of the human population. The exhibit fuses science and art into a form that enables visitors to fully immerse themselves in the story of our dependence on honeybees and the role they play as pollinators. The multi-sensory (audio and visual) experience vividly encapsulates the lives of honeybees.

Enviromesh became involved in the project through a contact at Tradeline Construction, the ground working company. Tradeline themselves had been approached by Stage One (the main contractor) to landscape the site, based on the architects’ designs. Meetings between the companies and the architects prior to construction, resulted in Enviromesh being asked to design, supply and install a gabion amphitheatre; the surrounding gabion benches/seating; as well as the reinforced earthworks slope retaining system, which would enable a mix of meadow grass and wildflowers to grow over it.

The Hive Installation Welded Gabion Landscaping Benches Enviroslope

Services provided by Enviromesh

  • Design engineer consultations and site visits
  • Quick design turnaround including detailed designs regarding the Enviroslope solution and the curvature of the gabion baskets for the amphitheatre
  • Purchase, supply and delivery of 6G Gabion specification Kentish Ragstone from Gallagher Group
  • Purchase, supply and delivery of geogrids from Huesker Limited
  • Purchase, supply and delivery of geocells from Wrekin Products Limited
  • Dedicated and experienced team of gabion wall construction personnel
  • Manufacture of the gabion mesh baskets and Enviroslope solution in line with the design and supply to site

Project Build Components

  • Dedicated and experienced team of gabion wall construction personnel
  • Bi-axial welded mesh gabion baskets: 75mm × 75mm welded mesh (4mm wire diameter, Galfan coated)
  • 6G Kentish Ragstone, rock fill material
  • 6N granular engineered backfill, imported
  • 6F5 foundation material, imported
  • Excavator (8T), compressor, vibrating plate, bunded fuel bowser, diesel, pneumatic clipping tools, and all fixing accessories including CL50 ‘C’ rings
  • Non-woven, needle-punched geotextile membrane

The Hive Installation Welded Gabion Landscaping Benches Enviroslope

The Hive Installation Welded Gabion Landscaping Benches Enviroslope

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