HESCO concertainer units, coal waste
Built by the 100 Field Squadron of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, Hill33 is one of the most ambitious land art projects in the UK in recent times. A 1,300 tonne, 12-metre tall earthwork in the Forest of Dean, it is made of HESCO defensive containers, used widely in modern warfare to build protection for troops. But, like all other fortifications, it is destined to return to its source, settling and shifting, being reclaimed by the forest. In this way it connects our contemporary view of war with the remnants of conflicts from the past.