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'The Swirl' created by WEC Group

08 Jul 2014

The dramatic sculpture - called 'The Swirl' - was created by the company's m-tec division which specialises in architectural metalwork fabrication and is the latest in a series of high-profile projects it has been commissioned to create across the world.


Designed by architect Maria

Rosa Kramer, the £85,000 sculpture is now turning the heads of locals and visitors to Didcot.


Her striking work resembles the peeling of an apple and was inspired by Oxfordshire's great apple growing tradition.


The Swirl was created for the Orchard Shopping Centre in the town and members of the Darwen-based m-tec team were also involved in its installation.


The sculpture stands eight metres high and is supported by three vertical legs. Its fabrication is grade 316 stainless steel, which is mirror polished and it is finished with red paint on one of its faces to represent the colour of an apple.


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