Jaume Plensa’s largest work, Water’s Soul is created from 108 unique interconnecting sections. Each section is composed of fiberglass and an acyclic composite skin which is supported by a stainless steel skeleton. The pieces are joined together by the internal skeleton. The Sculpture was initially fabricated and then constructed in Jaume Plensa’s studio in [Barcelona], Spain for review and approval of the artist. It was then disassembled and shipped to Newport where it was re-assembled over the course of two weeks.
The sculpture was opened to the public on October 21, 2021.
“My intention was not to do an object, it was to create a place, to create a site, to create one space, to invite people to come and enjoy to be together. The positioning of the pier’s perfect for that.” – Jaume Pleansa
|Designer||Plensa Studio Barcelona|
|Structural Engineer (Spain)||Thinking Engineering|
|Structural Engineer (US)||Thornton Tomasetti|
|Art Handling||Mariano Brothers|
|Steel Erection||JGM Fabricators and Constructors|
|Conservator||GMAB Conservation Services|
|Landscape Design||Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architecture|
|Lighting Design||Focus Lighting|
|Civil Engineer||Dresdner Robin|
|MEP Engineer||Omdex Incorporated|
|Structural Engineer||McNamara Salvia|
|Landscaper||Lou’s Landscaping and Design|
|Surveyor||50 States Engineering|
|Ironwork Metalwork||ADG Metals|
|Custom Benches||NY CitySlab|
|Piles and Sheeting||Simpson and Brown|
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