New design Kissing Earth
The artwork Kissing Earth that will be placed on Stationsplein will become smaller and more transparent than the original design by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Furthermore, the artwork will be closer to the Weena and the bicycle parking on Stationsplein. In this way, the view of Rotterdam Central is better preserved and the artwork is more visible from the Weena. These changes are the result of the Kissing Earth test set-up held in the summer of last year and consultations between Eliasson, the municipality and Team CS.
The artwork of Eliasson consists of two world globes, touching each other at the location of Rotterdam. Additional private funds will be sought for co-financing, after which 2016 can be decided on a go / no go before the summer recess.
Publication date: 01 / 03 / 2016