The Floating Island on the Canals of “Venice of the North” – Bruges
Visitors can rest on some hammocks or on oblique rope walls
- August 15, 2018 16:00
- Monika Dimitrova
Bruges, in Belgium, is an exceptional Medieval settlement, which over the centuries has maintained its historical fabric, characterised by the particular Brick Gothic, present mainly in northern Europe and the Baltics. The so-called Venice of the North was enclosed by walls that remain clearly visible, emphasised by the four surviving gates, the ramparts and one of the defence water towers. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brugge is crossed by a canal from which it is possible to admire the urban landscape.
On the occasion of the Triënnale Brugge 2018, was created The Floating Island, a linear pavilion that floats on the water. The creatures attempt to overcome the rigid border of the canal and bring people closer to the water. The pavilion consists of a sinuous platform with a wooden floor, a white metal frame and rope curtains. Visitors can rest on some hammocks or on oblique rope walls. The Floating Island serves to extend the possibilities and perceptions of a historical and ordinary landscape. The channel returns to the center of attention, allowing new forms of relationship.