The Infinite Bridge
The fourth edition of Denmark’s “biggest and most unique outdoor sculpture exhibition” has happened this year during a month between June 5th and July 5th. Opened to everybody who wants to explore the shore and the forest next to it in a different and unique manner, the exhibition had hosted 56 works from all around the world. The Infinite Bridge, by Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter was one of this year’s attractions.
With a diameter of 60 meters, the Infinite Bridge is connecting the shore with the sea. Situated on a historical place, the installation is a memory of the piers once situated here, until their destruction during World War II. The Denmark based architecture firm Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter has recreated an infinite neverending pier. Once you embark on it to explore the surroundings, your journey could last forever.
Situated just above the water line, the The Infinite Bridge is offering beautiful views of the South Aarhus sea. A bridge between the history and the present, a liaison of the earth and the water, and a perfect iteration of the infinite circles of life, Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter’s piece explores the continuity of time and space.
Started in 2009 as a biennial event, the Aarhus Exhibition is a project launched by the City of Aarhus in association with ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, under the patronage of the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess of Denmark. It is a wonderful social and cultural project, that not only brings Denmark to the world’s map of exhibitions, but also teaches and offers new points of view over surroundings. It also explores the relationship between the past, the present and the future, and the world as a living organism.
Architects: Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Video: Aarhus I Billeder
Project Year: 2015
Photographs: Aarhus I Billeder, Peter Hastrup Jensen, Danish TM, Courtesy of Gjøde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter, danskebilleder.dk
By Cristina Juc