Floating disc with sculpture | Kusser Graniteworks

Floating disc with sculpture

Kusser Schwimmende Scheibe Rhein Neckar Arena

In front of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Stadium a 5 m high steel sculpture rotates weightlessly around its own axis on a floating disc. Due to the very high precision of the stone working, very small water pressure is sufficient to lift the disc and sculpture weighing 11.5 tonnes and set it in rotary motion. Both the disc and the base stone are monolithic granite elements with diameters of 2.8 m and 3.8 m.


Project Details

DH Besitzgesellschaft mbH & Co KG
discs-Ø 2.8 m x 60 cm, base-Ø 3.8 m x 65 cm, sculpture height 5 m
Wilhelm Schneider, Walldorf
TSG Stadium Hoffenheim 1899, Sinsheim
AGN Niederberghaus & Partner GmbH

Used natural stones

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Tittling Fine Grain, honed

Base stone, floating disc
Trade name: Tittling Fine Grain
Petrographic name : Granite
Quarry: Hoehenberg Quarry, Bachstraße 27, 94104 Tittling, Germany
Coordinates: 13.366° E / 48.744° N (WGS 84)
Typical colour: light grey
Visual appearance:

fine/medium-grained; appears with white, partially also differently coloured veining of differing widths and shapes as well as darker inclusions in various sizes and streaks

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