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One World by the People of Tomorrow
The “One world” bridge constructed for the 2014 Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium is both a bridge and a work of art made by the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.

The bridge is 650 meters long and is constructed using 200.000 wooden planks added to a steel construction. On these planks more than 100.000 personal and positive messages from festival attendants have been laser-engraved.

Among the people to have provided a message is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and to this event he stated:

“This bridge — and indeed, the Tomorrowland festival in general — symbolizes some of the core values the United Nations strives to uphold every day around the world: dignity, respect, diversity and solidarity.”

For the planks FSC-certified Okan wood has been chosen because of the wood’s durable nature, ensuring that the bridge will remain for many years to come.

Photo 1-5 by: ©Denis Decaluwe
Photo 6-10: ©Arne Quinze
Photo 11: ©UN-Photo/Evan Schneider
Case details
Country:Belgium
City:Boom
Year:2014
Place of construction:De Schorre (the ground of Tomorrowland festival)
Constructed by:
Designed by:Arne Quinze
Project owned by:Tomorrowland
Wood supplied by:Cras Groep
FSC License Code:FSC-C016222
Species used
Types of use
Exterior panelling, Decking , Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground)
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