Himmelsflügel

Architecture
Atelier Rosalie, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time
2006

Construction time
2006

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (LPH 1 − 7 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

Client
Department of Culture, City of Nuremberg/Germany

Photography
Atelier Rosalie, Stuttgart/Germany

The object „Himmelsflügel“ (Wing of Heaven) was designed as a temporary sculpture spanning over the river Pegnitz for the „Blue Night“ event in Nuremberg. 130 blue balloons — shaped as a 52 m wide wing — float nearly weightless above the river and dance poetically in the wind. The 2.5 m dia. balloons were anchored in the Pegnitz by means of a nearly invisible cable net. This project has been sponsored by Werner Sobek to support cultural activities.