RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS

SIXTY MINUTE MAN

Venice, Italy
7th Venice Biennale of Architecture
Installation
Completed 2000

An oak park planted inside a freight barge, growing on top of 60 minutes' worth of human waste from the city of Venice. The ship was towed to the Arsenale and opened as a new public park. All material is recycled, put together as a temporary architectural collage, commenting on the Biennale 2000 theme:
' Citta, less aesthetics, more ethics.'

The 22 stone oaks, symbolizing the archaic way of life, would have had a full lifetime support from only one hour production of human waste by the Venetians.