The Infinite Bridge by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter
July 31, 2015
The coastline of Aarhus, an East Coast city in Denmark has recently been transformed into a three-kilometre long gallery as part of the biannual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. With over 56 sculptural works from 24 different countries, we somehow managed to find our personal favourite without much hesitation.
The Infinite Bridge (or as it translates from their Danish website to English “The Infinite Bro”, which we much prefer, bro) created by studio Gjode & Povlsgaard Arkitekter is an installation of wooden boards set on steel pillars above the sea that results in a never ending circular pier. The concept offers visitors a completely new perspective of the landscape. ''Walking on the bridge you experience the changing landscape and at the same time you enter a space of social interaction with other people experiencing the same panorama,'' says Johan Gjode. ''The bridge touches the landing dock of a previous pier where people used to arrive in steamboats from the city to relax and enjoy themselves.''
The installation has been taken down since the exhibitions closure, however it was so popular that a local newspaper has started a crowd-funding scheme to support a permanent edition of the sculpture being built in the near future.
A beautiful example of art meets architecture, we wouldn’t mind setting up our office on top of those beautiful sunny boards for some Friday inspiration.