Built over the course of five days, the Charity Tree was created by Hello Wood in collaboration with Design Terminal and the Hungarian Interchurch Aid. White paint was applied to the circular faces of select logs as a nod to the Christmas ornaments that punctuate a fir tree. To give the tree a more dynamic look, the firewood placed on the tree’s upper quarter are angled upwards and elongated, with the final piece serving as the vertical base for a metal star.
The 36-foot-tall hollow tree also features a doorway, which leads visitors into a “chapel-like sacred inner space.” Log benches provide seating inside. At night, the Charity Tree is dramatically lit from the ground up with lighting effects by Philips Hungary.
Images via Hello Wood