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Constructed in 2005 at Zadar in Croatia, the Sea Organ is a 70m long ‘acoustic jetty’ designed by architect Nikola Bašić. The structure incorporates  35 polyethylene tubes of varying diameter inside which air, displaced by waves, is forced through large whistles tuned to play seven chords of five tones all day long, every day.

In 2006 it won the European Prize for Urban Public Space, inspiring the creation of Peter Richards and George Gonzalez’s Wave Organ in San Francisco.