The project by real-estate developer Yareal will be Poland’s largest project to assume a widespread application for discarded wind turbine blades in its design, transforming them into elements of public use in communal areas, such as outdoor seating.
The work of Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, the idea to put the bronze statue outside the Capuchin Monastery in the city’s Old Town, was reportedly hatched three years ago in recognition of the Order’s assistance to the homeless and people in need.
Initially seen as being an eyesore and hinderance to beach-goers when work began in April, the pipe which is being used to extract silt from the seabed has now become a welcome place to rest, pose for selfies and party.
Located in the heart of Warsaw, the new benches have a striking simplicity, consisting of a row of smooth wooden slats supported by a frame, with no back or armrests.
Visitors to rural stretches of the River Odra will be able to absorb the sounds of nature this summer thanks to shell-like ‘sound-benches’ that will enhance all of mother nature’s chirping, tweeting, croaking and singing.
Working in a shed when not down the mines, pals Michał Szyszkowski and Michał Kaczorek hit upon the idea of making a bench with smog sensors and warning lights and adding air-cleaning technology.