Near the statue of Jan Van Eyck, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) rises up from the Bruges canals.
Our very own 360 photographer Yvan traveled down in the early morning to catch this shot at dawn.
The gigantic sculpture is more than just a representation of a whale; the animal is made of waste, collected from the plastic soup that floats on the seas and oceans of the world. Working with volunteers from the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and the Surfrider Foundation, StudioKCA combed the beaches of Hawaii to gather up the waste. The installation was built out of those finds. StudioKCA seeks this way to draw attention to the universal problem of pollution that affects us all, and to make viewers aware that individual action is necessary.
And here you have the Facebook 360: Skyscraper aka the Bruges Whale, made entirely out of plastic waste from the ocean.
Skyscraper is part of Bruges Triennial 2018, impressive constructions by contemporary artists and architects worldwide will appear in the historic city centre from 5 May to 16 September 2018. They are answers to the consequences of today’s liquid society.
StudioKCA is an innovative architecture and design agency led by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang, based in Brooklyn, New York. Their projects range in size and complexity from lighting and interiors to public facilities, sculptures and buildings in New York, Vermont, Nevada, Wisconsin, Brazil, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea.