The Orange Millennium Landmark Initiative Competition -
a national design competiton organised by Orange plc.
The competion brief was to design a communications tower which
also capured the spirit of and to celebrate the new Millennium.
The resulting design was based on the concept of an arm holding a beacon
aloft. The scheme also included the facility to generate and store its own
energy by the use of solar and wind power.
At night the appearance of the tower changes as a laser beam travels
from the base through the upper stem to illuminate a glass "beacon" on
the top as a celebration of the Millenium and of times to come.
A high profile judging panel awarded the design second prize with the
award ceremony being held at St. James's Palace.