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The Harbour Wave 流動維港
East Coast Park Precinct, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong
Since its opening in September 2021, East Coast Park Precinct has been so popular among Hong Kong people and pets. After the success of launching the Victoria Harbour Word Art – “The Beacon of Hong Kong”, another large-scale art pavilion –“The Harbour Wave” was unveiled at the East Coast Park Precinctin December 2021.
“The Harbour Wave” is an immersive art pavilion that floats between the breakwater of the East Coast Park Precinct and the sky above. The undulating form and changing gradient of vibrant colours captured from the night lights of the Hong Kong skyline appear as if in motion and harmony with the waves of the harbour. When the sun sets in the distance, and the harbour is lit up by the lights of the architecture, the installation comes to life with an ever-changing lighting experience that allows visitors to feel completely immersed in a surreal tapestry of motion and colour.
Description how the project contributes with humanity:
The 200 square metre floating canopy is composed of over 30,000 plastic bottle caps of different colours to demonstrate that beautiful art can be made from recycled plastic bottle caps. Hong Kong disposes of over 8.3 million plastic bottles on a daily basis. As the caps of plastic bottles are mostly sent to landfills, or end up in the harbour, we hope that “The Harbour Wave” can raise awareness and to educate the public on the damage to the environment caused by plastic waste, and to encourage the public to lead a more sustainable lifestyle, thus preserving the beautiful waterfront of Victoria Harbour.
The sustainable concept continues at the 5m tall Christmas Tree next to the “Beacon of Hong Kong” that is made up of almost 10,000 plastic bottle caps. It raises environmental awareness and at the same time, allow one to enter and experience being immersed within a tree to alter the traditional way of perceiving Christmas trees.
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