The city of Rotterdam will be getting a floating forest this Spring

 

A group of Dutch entreprenuers and designers from Mothership, spotted an art piece named ‘In Search Of Habitus’, by artist Jorge Bakker, and were inspired to create a life-size version for the city of Rotterdam, by installing 20 trees that will bob in the water, just like a fishing float.

 

Here is an image of the art piece they were inspired by.

The city of Rotterdam will be getting a floating forest this Spring

The ‘Dobberend Bos‘ or ‘Bobbing Forest’, as it has been named, started out in March 2014 with a single prototype, to test if the design would work. It has been successful and has since grown into a full tree.

The city of Rotterdam will be getting a floating forest this Spring

The full ‘Bobbing Forest’, of 20 trees, will be installed in the Spring, in Rotterdam’s harbour, Rijnhaven.

The city of Rotterdam will be getting a floating forest this Spring

Photography by Jorge Bakker

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