The winner of this year’s 5th annual Creative City Challenge debuts this weekend at the Twin Cities Northern Sparks festival in Minneapolis, themed around issues relating to climate change and overall environmental justice. The “Orbacles” are three spherical structures that will provide shelter, a feeder, and a bath, designed to anticipate and observe shifts in bird habitats due to climate change. In collaboration with MINN_LAB and the University of Minnesota Digital Design Center, the entire project team worked together to fabricate the steel components and construct the ornamental structures, and to install them at the site this morning. The Orbacles will remain on The Commons through July 31, 2017.
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