Project
The Float

Category 
Best Art in Outdoor Public Space

About the project
The Float is a tensegrity-structure sculpture consisting of two discontinuous curved pipes balanced by several prestressed cables. The upper pipe does not touch the lower or the ground, so it appear to be floating in air. The sculpture is tilted as a whole, and only one point be supported on the ground.It looks like it is about to overturn and disintegrate, but it is actually stable. At the same time, the two curves chase and intertwine with each other.

Location
Marinaressa Garden, Venice, Italy 

Project implementation year
2023

Project website
http://www.okok.org/xiny/projects/project17.html

Applicant
XinY Structural Consultants, team of engineers committed to expand the boundaries of structures. Found in 2001, consists of a main office in Shanghai another in London. It was selected as the top5 structural firm of the world by A+ Awards 2021 (USA), gold winner of A' Design Awards 2022 (ITA), winner of Structural Awards2020 Showcase (UK), winner of IconicAwards 2022 (GER). XinY founded and administrate China Structure Forum for over 20 years, today with about 360,000 members and over 1,000,000 posts.

Author of the project
XinY

Customer
European Cultural Centre

Other participants
Constructor: Shanghai Leixing
Photographer: XinY

Status of the project
Implemented

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