Floating Forest To Be Installed In Rotterdam, Holland

A floating forest of twenty trees will soon be launched in Rotterdam’s harbor, Rijnhaven.

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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…”

Scroll through some of the photos below:

20 floating trees will be launched in Rotterdam’s harbor, Rijnhaven.

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The project was inspired by an art piece named “In Search Of Habitus,” by artist Jorge Bakker.

Credit: Jorge Bakker

Credit: Jorge Bakker

“The Bobbing Forest will be made mostly from pre-existing materials.”

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Credit: urbancontest.com

“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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Credit: urbancontest.com

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