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Sky Over Nine Columns


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 & EGGELING International Fine Art.


PCT built the tiled advanced composite structure at our 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 meters high covered with a golden mosaic.


The columns were decorated with 850,000 tesserae as 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 Heinz Mack sees the golden mosaic as a tribute to the city of Venice and its tradition in the transit between Orient and Occident: “The stelae symbolize the human being who stands erect and with dignity in the limitless space.” 


Since its initilial installation this piece of art has traveled to some spectacular places: Biennale in Venice, sculpture park of the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul, Ciutat de les Arts i Ciències in Valencia and lakeside in St. Moritz.

Pictures courtesy by BECK & EGGELING International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, and Sigifredo di Canossa. © Bruno Biancardi. 


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