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Germany’s Roller Coaster Walkway Thrills Visitors with Views to the Surrounding Landscape

Posted By Helen Morgan On November 20, 2011 @ 1:40 am In Art,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment


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After eight weeks assembling the piece, sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter [5] are celebrating the success of their fantastic addition to the German capital of culture. The park also throws back to its industrial roots, as the design is located atop a former zinc production site and the looping construction is itself sculpted from steel and zinc.

Although the costly design may not be the acrobatic center it first appears (the loops are simply for show), public art [6] that provides an opportunity for people to come and simply enjoy their natural surroundings is always a winner in any context.

+ Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter [5]

Via Kuriositas [7]

Images courtesy of credited Flickr members


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[3] Duisberg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duisburg

[4] giant swirling sculpture: http://www.kuriositas.com/2011/11/crouching-tiger-and-turtle-roller.html

[5] Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter: http://www.phaenomedia.org/

[6] public art: http://inhabitat.com/tag/public-art/

[7] Kuriositas: http://www.kuriositas.com/

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