‘Sky Over Nine Columns’ in Venice by Heinz Mack

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‘Sky Over Nine Columns’ in Venice by Heinz Mack

PCT built the tiled advanced composite structure at Dubai based facility. The Sky Over Nine Columns was unveiled on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The installation in the church square on San Giorgio consists of nine symmetric columns over seven metres high covered with a golden mosaic and bearing the sky.

For Heinz Mack the columns decorated with 850,000 tesserae are instruments for a play of light. By day and night they will reflect the light of the sun and the moon over Venice and be mirrored in the water. The artist sees the golden mosaic as a tribute to the city of Venice and its tradition in the transit between Orient and Occident.

PCT was commissioned by supply partners TREND to produce this monumental installation which was to be exhibited parallel to the Architecture Biennale. The installation of The Sky Over Nine Columns was realised by Beck.

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