Cinque piattaforme e piloni di varia altezza: così è stato pensato il Circle Bridge che assomiglia molto a un barca a vela il ponte. È stato disegnato (2015) da Olafur Eliasson a Copenhaghen. Collega due quartieri della città, ma è molto più di un transito. È un punto d’incontro e di osservazione lungo il lungomare per riflettere, sperimentare nuove visioni e prospettive. Come in barca a vela per mare (immagini

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The footbridge “Cirkelbroen” consists of  five interconnected circular platforms in various sizes, each with a tall mast designed to resemble ship masts with reference to the boats that sail the Copenhagen waterways. Copenhagen’s harbor was once a center of maritime activity, and Cirkelbroen is a testimony to that history. More than 110 tensioned wires are threaded between the base of the bridge and the tips of five poles. “While working on the bridge, I remembered the fishing boats I saw as a child in Iceland,” said Eliasson. “Fish cutters were often moored in the harbor right next to each other, and sometimes it seemed as if you could actually walk across the harbor by going from boat to boat.”

Olafur Eliasson’s art is driven by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience, and feelings of self. He strives to make the concerns of art relevant to society at large. Art, for him, is a crucial means for turning thinking into doing in the world. Eliasson’s works span sculpture, painting, photography, film, and installation. Not limited to the confines of the museum and gallery, his practice engages the broader public sphere through architectural projects, interventions in civic space, arts education, policy-making, and issues of sustainability and climate change.