Triennale Brugge 2018 Studio KCA Skyscraper the Bruges Whale 1 foto Matthias Desmet

Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale)

The statue of Jan Van Eyck stood face to face with a blue whale, a monumental sculpture constructed from plastic waste, pulled out of the ocean that threatens all life on earth on a daily basis.

Near Jan Van Eyck square, Skyscraper (the Bruges Whale) emerged from the Bruges canals. The gigantic sculpture is more than just a representation of a whale; the animal is made of waste, collected from the plastic soup that floats on the seas and oceans of the world. Working with volunteers from the Hawaii Wildlife Fund and the Surfrider Foundation, StudioKCA combed the beaches of Hawaii to gather up the waste. The installation was built out of those finds. StudioKCA seeks this way to draw attention to the universal problem of pollution that affects us all, and to make viewers aware that individual action is necessary.

Studio KCA


StudioKCA is an innovative architecture and design agency led by Jason Klimoski (US) and Lesley Chang (US), based in Brooklyn, New York. Their projects range in size and complexity from lighting and interiors to public facilities, sculptures and buildings.