Red Balloons


Project Requirements: Stadium MK is revamping the landscape design in front of the Double Tree by Hilton hotel in readiness for the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

This is the hotel the English Rugby Team will use as their base during the tournament and will therefore be featured heavily in televised press interviews.

David Harber was approached by MDC Landscapes to put forward some concepts for this revamping project. A key idea to be explored was the famous ‘100 Red Balloons’ advert which is an iconic part of Milton Keynes history and has in fact inspired the red dot at the centre of the MK Dons logo.

Proposed concept: One hundred red Hoops to symbolize the one hundred Red Balloons as used in the memorable advert.

Each hoop is an individual pieces, which may not be too exciting in their own right.

However, when joined together as a cohesive structure they become a dramatic sculpture, evoking both the strength of a team - for the Rugby World Cup - and the history of Milton Keynes.