Siemens Tree of Wisdom

Siemens commissioned artist Daniel Popper to build a giant sculpture at the Nelson Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela.

The Tree of Wisdom stands 14m high, weighs about 3 tons and is made of galvanised steel, so it was no joke to build, transport and assemble.

The result is an icon of hope that stands as a symbol of Madiba’s love for education.

The project won the BASA award 2014 for Artistic and Business Partnership.