madrid-based artist christo guelov’s artistic intervention of the älvsborgsbron bridge in gothenburg seeks to break the gravity, volume and great weight of the subject in question. through color, guelov smooths the bridge’s silhouette, adding a dimension of sensibility to the space. the bridge’s central supporting columns are painted in lego block formation, creating a landmark to be viewed from far and wide.


älvsborgsbron bridge, gothenburg

 

 

guelov‘s project is part of ‘let’s color gothenburg’ — a competition that puts unemployed youths into work and aims to unite the city. throughout the project, the participating youths will be given training to become professional painters. the project recruits youths from various districts of gothenburg where the unemployment is high. during the education, the participating youths also get to reinvigorate the suburbs with paint and vivid colors.


the bridge’s central supporting columns are painted in lego block formation


the project recruits youths from various districts of gothenburg where the unemployment is high


guelov’s project is part of ‘let’s color gothenburg’ — a competition that puts unemployed youths into work and aims to unite the city

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

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