The giant fish sculptures on Botafogo Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are made using abandoned plastic bottles. This incredible creation features humongous fish structures that are lit at night and illuminate the coast. The fish have been built as if they are coming out of the sand, and send a message to be more environmentally conscious about the fish living in the sea.
This project was a part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20), which runs until June 22nd, 2012. The goal for this conference is to bring together world leaders along with thousands of others to find solutions to improve social equity, environmental protection and lessen poverty. This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992.
The Fish Sculptures on Botafogo Beach Promotes Sustainability
1. Sustainable Art - Opportunity for artists to use recycled materials and promote environmental consciousness through creative expression.
2. Nighttime Illumination - Innovation in lighting design using creative structures to illuminate public spaces and enhance cultural aesthetics.
3. Plastic Waste Management - Demand for solutions to repurpose and recycle plastic waste into unique and functional structures for public installations.
1. Art - Artists and designers have the opportunity to explore sustainable practices and utilize unconventional materials for their creations.
2. Lighting - Companies specializing in lighting technologies can develop innovative and eco-friendly solutions for nighttime illumination in public spaces.
3. Waste Management - Organizations focused on plastic waste management can create partnerships with artists and designers to repurpose discarded materials for artistic installations.