The pedestrian bridge crossing the street 42 in San Jose, from the sidewalk to the Lyceum Double Segreda, breaks the monotony of gray concrete with its new "dress" made of bamboo, in one of the unique costa rica attractions for the International Festival or Art, currently happening in La Sabana, San Jose.
This is a sculpture by German artist Mark Huebner as part of the International Festival of Arts (FIA). To build it, the artist worked five days, supported by a team of 10 people and 170 used previously cured bamboo in his studio, located in Osa, one of the most beautiful costa rica adventure travel locations.
Huebner has 12 years of living in Costa Rica, and this experience was a turning point in his work: "Previously, I worked with industrial raw materials such as steel, but the contact with nature in Costa Rica inspired me to use sustainable materials like bamboo" he said.
The structure was assembled on the original bridge concrete and rises to 16 meters on one of the busiest streets in the capital. "This project proposes the integration of nature with the urban environment. Costa Rica is admirable because of the importance given to environmental conservation, "said the artist.
Thus, the bamboo bridge becomes the focal point between the city-chaotic and polluted, and the "lungs" natural representing the Savannah, which is, in turn, the headquarters of the FIA. The costa rica weather has been excellent to enjoy the festival.
The American tourist Bob Canover yesterday walked around the area for the FIA. "I have just one day in Costa Rica and San Jose do not know, but this bridge was a visual guide to find the place where the festival takes place," he said to La Nacion newspaper.
"This is an international arts festival in Costa Rica and other countries show the best of their culture to tourists like us. This bamboo bridge is a nice prelude to cultural activities", he added.