A floating forest of twenty trees will soon be launched in Rotterdam’s harbor, Rijnhaven.
When a group of Dutch entrepreneurs and designers from Mothership came across an art piece titled ‘In Search Of Habitus’ created by Jorge Bakker, they were inspired to re-create the artist’s work – but in a really big way.
The Contemporist reports that the group will soon launch a floating forest of twenty trees that will bob in the water, just like a fishing boat. March 16, 2016, is the launch date for this life-size project.
According to the project’s webpage:
“The Bobbing Forest will be made mostly from pre-existing materials. The trees will be donated by the Bomendepot. Each time a part of the city is renovated, trees have to be moved. In the past, these trees would have been destroyed; nowadays, however, the city’s Public Works Department stores them at the Bomendepot. Twenty old sea buoys from the North Sea will be provided by Rijkswaterstaa…”
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20 floating trees will be launched in Rotterdam’s harbor, Rijnhaven.
The project was inspired by an art piece named “In Search Of Habitus,” by artist Jorge Bakker.
“The Bobbing Forest will be made mostly from pre-existing materials.”
“Each time a part of the city is renovated, trees have to be moved. In the past, these trees would have been destroyed.”
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