Sculpture integrates with regenerated landscape
Respected French artist Polo Bourieau, who specialises in sculpture, has designed a sixteen foot statue of a walking man that is positioned at the lobby of Landmark East, Arquitectonica’s innovative Grade A office building, renowned for its exciting design and ground-breaking green credentials. Bourieau, of Studio M.A.D., based in Aulla, Italy, designed the statue in collaboration with Arquitectonica, remaining consistent with the design theme of the structure.
Like Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Founding Principal of Arquitectonica, Bourieau strives to create projects that integrate and enhance the environment of their location. The statue, dubbed ‘Man Walking East’, contributes to Arquitectonica’s design concept for Landmark East. With an unprecedented record in environmental design – gaining a provisional Platinum Rating HK-Beam Certificate, as well as an AIA Design Award of Merit – the architectural design narrative for Landmark East is associated with bamboo and its movement in a breeze.
“The sculpture is designed with deep brown materials, similar to the colour of bamboo. The appearance of the man is very simple, very natural, and provides a sense of subtle movement as perceived in the building design. Walking around man walking east, one notices his skeletal frame silhouetted beneath his human frame. With each step of your own movement, man walking east appears to move with you. In this way, the sculpture collaborates with the natural milieu of Arquitectonica’s project,” said Bourieau, who has considerable experience in designing sculptures that engage with architecture.