August 5 2016

New “Beach” of 1.2 Million White Balls in Tampa

Downtown Tampa, you’re now home to the latest and greatest installation by Snarkitecture, 15,000 square feet filled with an ocean of 1.2 million white balls. There’s no sand and surf here but you can dive into an enormous “Chuck E. Cheese”-like ball pit. Adding to the never-ending beach illusion are mirrored walls!

More: “The Beach will be staged in an all-white enclosure made of construction materials including scaffolding, wall panels, and perforated mesh, creating a sense of wonder and anticipation, while also recalling a boardwalk beach arcade. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to go for a ‘swim’, enjoy the view from the water’s edge, or stroll along the pier. The shore will be a site of relaxation and activity, complete with monochromatic beach hut, beach chairs, umbrellas, and other beach activities for visitors. The 75-foot wide shoreline opens up to an ocean of balls enclosed within mirrored walls that will create an infinite reflected expanse.”

Open to the public at no cost, The Beach Tampa begins today, August 5th, and runs till August 25, 2016 at the Amalie Arena, home to NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Before going, make sure to grab a ticket.

How fun would it be to jump into the middle of this? Instagrammers are now coming out with first pics.

@snarkitecture has unveiled The Beach in Tampa. It's free and open now to the public. More info @thebeachtampa

A photo posted by Daniel Arsham ? (@danielarsham) on

⚪️ deep w/ @mmarriottphotography #emptybeachtampa #thebeachtampa @snarkitecture

A photo posted by michael johnson (@__michaeljohnson__) on

The Tampa Bay Lightning ThunderBug is feeling The Beach. Come join him for a swim at the Amalie Arena!

A video posted by Snarkitecture (@snarkitecture) on

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