After discussions with Shinhama residents, Kawamata decided to change the plan he’d had in mind on the day before production began.
The new version of the work comprises five units fastened together, each unit consisting of two rubber boats supporting a structure of pipes and scaffolding on top. It is designed so that it can be dismantled and re-installed as required.
About 100 people attended the event on the day of the unveiling.
People living locally appeared deeply moved by the construction of this first bridge 11 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, thus forming a connection between the Shinhama area and the sea.
Floating Bridge (temporary) will be reproduced on a case-by-case basis as the team explores possibilities for a permanent work.