A Massive Five-Ton Plastic Waste Whale Rises Up from the Bruges Canals (VIDEO)


Near the statue of Jan Van Eyck, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) rises up from the Bruges canals. The gigantic sculpture is more than just a representation of a whale; the animal is made of waste, collected from the plastic soup that floats on the seas and oceans of the world.

Working with volunteers from the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and the Surfrider Foundation, StudioKCA combed the beaches of Hawaii to gather up the waste. The installation was built out of those finds. StudioKCA seeks this way to draw attention to the universal problem of pollution that affects us all, and to make viewers aware that individual action is necessary.


StudioKCA is an innovative architecture and design agency led by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang, based in Brooklyn, New York. Their projects range in size and complexity from lighting and interiors to public facilities, sculptures and buildings in New York, Vermont, Nevada, Wisconsin, Brazil, Taiwan and Papua New Guinea.

See more in the video following the link: https://vimeo.com/269683136.

Source: Triennale Brugge