TITLE:  Wings, Pandora and Fire Egg

PROJECT:  Phoenix City - Exterior 

LOCATION:  Beijing, PRC

CLIENT:  China Resources Land Limited

ARCHITECT:  Benoy

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT:  Mahan Rykiel Associates

ARTIST:  Polo Bourieau

DESCRIPTION:

Commission of two original monumental white Chinese granite sculptures and 1 'kinetic' painted steel sculpture for exterior of international retail mall, by French artist Polo. Wings perforates the pavement and appear to grow from the stone, reaching 8 meters high, defying gravity, the Phoenix rising from the ashes. The Fire Egg and Pandora rely on the viewer to become the kinetic element, as you walk around the sculptures they appear to move and reveal hidden secrets inside.

SIZE: 8 meters high

DATE: March 2012

PHOTO: Alison Pickett

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