Porsche Sculpture: Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018

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Porsche Sculpture: Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018

Public Art Installation at East Sussex Car Event, England – design by Gerry Judah

31 Jul 2018

Porsche Sculpture at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018

Location: East Sussex, England, UK

Design: Gerry Judah

Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018

July 2018 marked the 25th annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood House in West Sussex.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The Festival of Speed is a major event in the world motorsport calendar, featuring the latest racers, championship drivers and incredible displays of classic cars.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

For these 25 years, British artist and designer Gerry Judah, has been commissioned to create the spectacular centrepiece sculpture for the event. This year celebrates 70 years since the Porsche 356 was first introduced in 1948.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The sculpture stands in front of Goodwood House at 52 metres high, towering high above the entire event. One single narrow spine, starting at only 98 millimetres wide on the ground, shoots vertically to explode into seven pointed spindles, on which six iconic Porsches sit dramatically at each end, with the seventh spindle pointing sharply into the sky.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The cars displayed are as follows:
356 – the first Porsche produced in 1948
917 – an endurance racer as driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film “Le Mans”
959 Paris Dakar rally winner from 1987
918 Spyder—a hybrid road car from 2015
919 Le Mans Prototype from 2015
911R— a limited edition road car introduced in 2016 representing the latest in Porsche design.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Despite the sheer size—as high as Nelson’s Column—the sculpture as a whole is incredibly lightweight—just 21 tonnes of steel to support 6 tonnes of cars.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

The geometry is based on a regular truncated octahedron, this shape giving positions to display all six cars, with a stem at the bottom and a spire on top. All parts are hexagonal tapered tubes, giving strength and rigidity, and fabricated entirely from laser-cut steel plate.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Gerry Judah’s installations can be seen in the Imperial War Museum, St Paul’s Cathedral and the India High Commission as well as international locations such as Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and an entrance sculpture outside the Porscheplatz Museum in Zuffenhausen, Stuttgart.

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Goodwood Festival of Speed, 2018 – Design Information

Client: Porsche
Design & Production: Gerry Judah
Engineering: Diales
Fabrication & Installation: Littlehampton Welding

Porsche Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Photography: David Barbour

Lotus Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018 images / information received 310718

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Central Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
Central Sculpture for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2017
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Lotus Sculpture
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