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An Innovative Steel Archway Decorates a Public Space at a Polish Island

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Despite its artistic character, the sculpture will also fulfill its social functions in the public space. In the designing process, researching the potential social impact of the sculpture and aesthetics were equally important.

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The organic arches are the result of parametric design. This innovative domain operating in architecture, engineering and city planning relies on software which allows to generate blocks on the basis of combined input of parameters. During the process of computer shaping, forms are generated, which surprise the creator of the sculpture himself.

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Thanks to “inflating” it with compressed air, the metal forms become durable and stable, maintaining its lightness at the same time. NAWA is the first FiDU construction on such a large scale. Therefore, it will become a manifesto of this innovative technology.

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Construction and assembly works begun in April of 2017 and the installation was finally ready at the begining of June, 2017. One of the main reasons behind the sculpture’s creation was to give the island a new life and catch the eye of many visitors, even the youngest ones.

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