NEW PUBLIC COMMISSION - Weather Crane (Väderkran), Södra Hamnplan square, Uddevalla
Bigert & Bergström`s proposal won the the public commission of a public sculptural piece, which will be located in Södra Hamnplan square, Uddevalla
The idea of the sculpture arose from Udevalla`s historical material, in particular from a picture of a harbour crane with a peculiarly curved shape. The shape of the faucet gives a feeling of being weighed down by something, while it is a bent, bending movement which signals humility.
The city of Uddevalla is facing a shift like many other coastal cities in Sweden, where the industrialised port changes shape in order to be available as an experience for the city’s population. At the same time, there is an increased threat of flooding from the sea, which makes it necessary to build walls of stone. The Weather Crane wants to include these different perspectives in its story, where its shape relates both to a bygone era and to a future that is fragile and changeable, where water is both a prerequisite for life and a threat to the city’s survival.