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Älvsborgsbron bridge | “Let’s color Gothenburg” | Gothenburg Art 21 | 2017 - 2018
Gold winner “Let’s color Gothenburg” | Gothenburg Art 21

Image derivative of "Älvsborgsbron-15” by Nol Aders, used under CC BY-SA 3.0. “Lego's Bridge" by Christo Guelov CC BY.

About “Let´s colour Gothenburg”
Gothenburg Art 21 is a competition created by a project called Let’s Colour Gothenburg. Let’s Colour Gothenburg puts unemployed youths into work and aims to unite the city. During the project, the participating youths will be given training to become professional painters. The project recruits youths from districts of Gothenburg where the unemployment is high. During the education the participating youths also get to reinvigorate the suburbs with paint and colours.

By painting the artwork the youths will train to be a professional painters and eventually get a job so my art is creating work opportunities:)

Image derivative of https://driveeuropenews.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/479a1.jpg “Lego's Bridge" by Christo Guelov CC BY.

The artistic intervention seeks to break the gravity, the volume and the great weight of the intervened object. Through color the project smooths the bridge’s silhouette, adding a dimension of sensibility to the space. The bridge’s central supporting columns will be painted in legoblock formation, creating a landmark to be viewed from far and wide.
Image derivative of "Älvsborgsbron-15” by Nol Aders, used under CC BY-SA 3.0. “Lego's Bridge" by Christo Guelov CC BY.

The intervention try to transform the old Älvsborgsbron bridge to be a part of thes contemporary identity, the identity of the spirit of the city.

Image derivative of Google Maps. “Lego's Bridge" by Christo Guelov CC BY.

I chose the bridge, because it seemed very heavy as volume and crushed the buildings near and under it.

The problem itself indicated me the solution. I had to contrast a design - light, cheerful and carefree. Then I found the lego blocks is a valid system. And from here I just had to integrate the design on the existing architecture.

Image derivative of http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/1353613.jpg. “Lego's Bridge" by Christo Guelov CC BY.


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