Christian de Vietri Sculpture Throws Perth Riverfront For a Curve
To ensure a consistent curve for Spanda, a sculpture by Christian de Vietri on Perth’s riverfront, structural engineers at ShapeShift’s workshop in Batam, Indonesia, sanded an arc composed of separate sections CNC-molded from resin-infused carbon fiber.
The largest, final arc was hoisted into place at a harborside site in Perth.
A team member in a cherry picker guided the arc into a pair of 10-foot-tall bases, each to be secured by a steel bracket and covered with a sleeve made of concrete-filled carbon fiber. Lighting consultant Electrolight positioned LED spots at the base of the sculpture to give it the appearance of glowing.