£3m Australian gum tree memorial completed - Building Design:
Queensland practices m3architecture and Brian Hooper Architect have completed a £3 million memorial for a gum tree that played an important part in Australia’s history.
The Tree of Knowledge in Barcaldine is regarded as the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party following a famous strike in 1891. The 150-year-old ghost gum was poisoned in 2006 and the memorial was commissioned to commemorate it.
The practices designed an 18m-high steel and wood shelter for the remaining branches with a glass floor so visitors can see its root ball.