From 1478 to his death in 1519, Leonardo da Vinci collected his notes, drawings and studies (today in the “Atlantic Code”). Among these, “De Ludo Geometrico” is one of the most important. In this section, geometrical shapes cross each other according to mathematical principles in order to square the circle.
About 500 years later, the consortium, Giò Forma and GAPprogetti have taken up the challenge and they are now ready to link the great Italian artistic tradition with design and technology innovation to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Chicago-Milan sister city relationship.
As in the case of the Tree of Life, Leosphere takes its inspiration from a great master of Italian Renaissance and it symbolizes the perfect synthesis of past and future.
Water, wood and space create a harmonious complexity of lines and shapes: Leosphere is a 45-meter-high wood sphere, divided in two sections, placed on a 100-meter-diameter fountain. Designed specifically for Chicago, Leosphere is also an open-air museum and a multimedia installation with water and light shows.
It celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Chicago-Milan sister city relationship, combining Italian creativity and American innovation and technology.
Orgoglio Brescia lines up its excellences and its skills to create a connection between these two cities and these two worlds.
Art, history and culture for all, to promote dialogue, interconnection and sharing.