Sandworm by Casagrande Laboratory

The sandworm is a work of art of the Finnish environmental artist and architect Marco Casagrande. On the sandy dunes of Wenduine shore, Belgium, this construction commemorates the fourth Triennial of Contemporary Art by the Sea, Beaufort04, which has become an inherent part of Belgian cultural life. The organic instalment is 45 m long, 10 m wide and its height is variable.

Made of willow branches and sand by traditional technique of weaving the branches around wooden arches, it offers an extraordinary retreat from the sun, spiced up with an amazing visual experience. The project was developed by Casagrande’ s team in four weeks, during which they collaborated with willow experts and created a „fragile architecture“ – a man made construction that aims to become a part of nature by its flexibility and organic figure.


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