hello wood re-imagines a christmas tree that gives back
hello wood re-imagines a christmas tree that gives back hello wood re-imagines a christmas tree that gives back
dec 20, 2014

hello wood re-imagines a christmas tree that gives back

hello wood re-imagines a christmas tree that gives back to budapest
image © daniel domolky
all images courtesy of hello wood



following last year’s toboggan tree, hungarian studio hello wood in collaboration with design terminal and the hungarian interchurch aid unveils the ‘christmas tree without the glitter’ out of 5,000 sectional cuts of firewood logs. the tree is located in one of budapest’s central squares, standing 11 meters high and 4.5 meters wide, and weighs 150 quintals (15,000 kg). this year’s tree focuses on the act of caring for one another, as such it will be dismantled piece by piece after the twelfth day of display and will be donated to families in need to share the gift of warmth for the holiday season. the stacking of the timber sectional cuts creates an artistic wooden facade lit by peripheral spot lights that blanket the tree in a colorful sheen. the inside contains a more private sacred-like space offering a small contemplative escape from the urban city life. the project was executed over a period of 5 days working around the clock with the help of skilled carpenters.

construction timelapse
video © hello wood



image © daniel domolky



image © daniel domolky



image © daniel domolky



tree is illuminated with different colors, exposing an almost scaly
image © daniel domolky



image © daniel domolky



aerial view showing context
image © daniel domolky



image © daniel domolky




a wood framed sub-structure creates a teepee-like structure that will support the sectional pieces
image © miklos vargha



image © miklos vargha




image © miklos vargha



facade detail
image © miklos vargha







project info:



photo: daniel domolky, miklos vargha
idea and realization: hello wood kft
co-operating designers: kristóf pataricza , albert lencsés /hw
drawings: benjamin szilágyi /hw
statics: gábor csefalvai /tetra-plan kft.
light planner: tamás király /philips magyarország kft.
production: mihály hajdu /fagusz faipari kft.
highscale techniques: ferenc éliás /masztodon kft

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