Vancouver art installation shows the beauty in construction sites

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An art installation in Vancouver designed by an architect and an architectural designer showcases the beauty people do not see in normal construction sites. Photo courtesy 22A1

‘City Fabric’ is an art installation that mixes a typical construction site with beautiful art.

Located under the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver, the installation was designed by local artist and architectural designer Rebecca Bayer and Harvard-trained architect Matthew Soules. It is made up of construction netting, used on work sites designed for temporary use. The artists used 10 sections of the netting, which amounts to 244 m (800 ft), and stretched it between two concrete piers on the bridge.

According to City Fabric’s website, construction netting has become iconic in Vancouver due to the intensive real estate speculation and development that has been happening since the 1980s. It also says, “City Fabric cherishes the temporary permanence of construction debris netting; beautiful, impoverished for its utilitarian use, yet profoundly normal.”

The project, supported by non-profit 221A and the Burrard Arts Foundation, will be up until September 30. Click here for more information.

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