A 9-meter (29 feet) long fibreglass sculpture, in the shape of needle, forms the center of the new Skywalk “Bigge view” at the Biggesee in the Hansa town Attendorn. At the entrance to the Sauerland Biggesee the tourists have a viewing platform, which was built on a platform, 90 meters high (almost 300 feet) above the lake. A footbridge leads over the platform and ends with a rounded platform. In the middle of the center is a 9-meter (29 ½ feet) high sculpture in the shape of a needle. At night, the needle is illuminated by LED lamps, thus it forms to landmark on the Biggesee. The accurately shaped needle could not be produced in a cost effective manner from stainless steel. So, ACCENTform was commissioned to create this sculpture of fibreglass.
In May 2013, ACCENTform manufactured a production mold, and then, laminated the “needle” to a one-piece object. A main challenge was the customer’s request to make a stainless steel surface coating. Using the product GUNSMOKE from VeroMetal, the stainless steel powder embedded in resin was applied on the needle. Then, the surface was smoothed and polished to make the stainless steel finish particularly shining. To protect the item from any weather damage, it was equipped inside with the lightning rod.
Advantages of Fibreglass
- Corrosion resistant
- Lightness of weight
- High stability