The Atlantes of Brakel

Project Update, 03.05.2016

© Filip Dujardin

The Atlantes for the Brakel Police Station are thirteen gargantuan statues, measuring nearly 12 ft. (3.6m). They stand effortlessly in the place of each column, giving a stature to the facility akin to the ‘Atlantes’ of Renaissance architectural vocabulary or the ‘Caryatids’ of Ancient Greece. At the police station, the figures express a distinctly androgynous being, both supporting the weight of the facility above and projecting an institutional empathy of the officers to the town public.