This has got to be one of the coolest nature projects I’ve seen recently. On March 16, 2016, Rotterdam, Holland will be launching its one of a kind floating forest consisting of 20 trees.
Called the Bobbing Forest, this project took inspiration from a piece of art entitled “In Search of Habitus” by Jorge Bakker. The artwork shows an aquarium filled with water and floating bobbers containing small-sized trees.
Mothership, a local art collective, handles the job of translating the piece into a real life scale. In 2014, the group conducted a trial which proved to be a success. Thus, they found some much-needed encouragement to carry on with the plan of creating the awesome-looking forest.
According to the Dobberend website:
“The Floating Forest is made up out of existing elements. Twenty old sea buoys from the North Sea will be adapted to carry live trees so the seasons can unfold in full glory on the water. Because trees play an important part in the sustainability and climate ambitions of Rotterdam, 20 trees have been made available from the city tree bank.”
In the past, trees have to be destroyed whenever a part of the city is renovated. This time, the trees will find a new home, thanks to this project.
The floating forest will be located at the “old harbour basin Rijnhaven between the New Luxor Theater and the Floating Pavilion will be transformed by this unique piece of art that will draw international attention to climate change, innovation, art, health in cities and the importance of a green environment for children and adults,” the website further detailed.
Locals and tourists alike are looking forward to this new site. Needless to say, this will surely be a favorite relaxing spot for people who will visit the area.