Life's A Beach
Tampa, FL is the temporary home to 'The Beach', an interactive design installation from Snarkitecture, which first made waves in Washington, DC last summer.
Situated in downtown Tampa's huge Amalie Arena, Snarkitecture’s new version of the beach is considerably larger than the original. It measures in at 15,000 sq ft and is filled with an ‘ocean’ of 1.2 million recyclable and anti-microbial white balls. Constructed from scaffolding, wall panels and perforated mesh, 'The Beach Tampa' comes complete with the accoutrements one might expect of your typical waterfront boardwalk. Beach chairs, umbrellas and a beach hut pepper the shoreline, to suit other beachfront activities.
Should visitors choose to dive in past the 75-ft periphery, they will be greeted with a seemingly infinite sea of balls, thanks to mirrored walls that create an endless reflected horizon.
From “White Water” by Pei-Ru Keh for Wallpaper; Photo by Noah Kalina
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