“the architecture of our bodies is the palace for our dreams”
– Jaume Plensa
Heavy in Wonderland
Large scale fabricated mesh of a young girl’s head designed by renowned public artist Jaume Plensa. The project known as Wonderland was commissioned as a feature sculpture for the entry plaza of THE BOW tower.
Heavy Industries’ innovative approach to producing the Wonderland sculpture allowed for a highly accurate expression of the artist’s 3D design. Our methodology employed the use of CNC milled templates and an assembly framework that was digitally designed. The sculpture required 11,568 welds to complete and is finished with an industrial-grade coating. Wonderland is Calgary’s largest permanent public artwork to date.
Learn more about Jaume Plensa’s work.
Artist: Jaume Plensa
Client: Encana Leasehold Limited Partnership
Place: THE BOW tower plaza | Calgary, Alberta
Size: 40’x 33’x26’ (12m x 10m x 8m)
Materials: 7/8” and 3/4” coated mild steel rod