Deep Dive Systems (BulDock team) is spearheading the construction of the Mastaba project in London

Deep Dive Systems is working again with the world famous artist – Christo.

His project “The Floating Piers” completed in Italy in 2016 was the first common project between the artist with Bulgarian roots and the team of Deep Dive Systems.

Now, a remarkable new masterpiece is coming up this June in London. Christo is building a magical Mastaba that will be floating over the waters of Serpentine lake in Hyde Park.

“The mastaba is a very ancient form,” Christo explains in front of a journalist from The Guardian. “It originated in Mesopotamia at the time humans moved from agricultural societies to urban ones. It became common as the shape of benches outside the first urban Mesopotamian homes. Later it became associated with pharaohs’ tombs.”

The story of the Mastaba is fascinating and there is no doubt why Christo is interested in this form.

Deep Dive Systems is working again with the world famous artist – Christo.

His project “The Floating Piers” completed in Italy in 2016 was the first common project between the artist with Bulgarian roots and the team of Deep Dive Systems.

Now, a remarkable new masterpiece is coming up this June in London. Christo is building a magical Mastaba that will be floating over the waters of Serpentine lake in Hyde Park.

“The mastaba is a very ancient form,” Christo explains in front of a journalist from The Guardian. “It originated in Mesopotamia at the time humans moved from agricultural societies to urban ones. It became common as the shape of benches outside the first urban Mesopotamian homes. Later it became associated with pharaohs’ tombs.”

The story of the Mastaba is fascinating and there is no doubt why Christo is interested in this form.

Deep Dive Systems (the owner of the BulDock brand) is responsible for the construction and anchoring of the floating structure. The Mastaba itself is a stack of 7,605 55-gallon barrels, which should float on the surface of the lake when completed.
As a builder of this floating piece of art, the team of BulDock is more than motivated to prove that they can bring to reality any floating structure. The works of Christo are always very challenging from engineering point of view, but that is why they are also unique.
BulDock is trusted to materialize Christo’s ideas. He counts on the professionalism and the long experience in the installation of floating structures.
The floating platform for the Mastaba will be made of a double layer of 9,000 “cubes”. Each cube is a quality modular system made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) – a polymer with numerous properties, including chemical resistance, impact resistance and high strength.
The initial tests for the Mastaba were done at an undisclosed location. The engineers monitored how the platform was reacting to the water movements and the changes in the wind. The ultimate goal was to make analysis and predict how the superstructure would be behaving on the platform when it is exposed to the ever changing weather conditions in the English capital.
Currently, the process of the construction of the floating structure that will hold the 500-tonne Mastaba sculpture has started.

Deep Dive Systems (the owner of the BulDock brand) is responsible for the construction and anchoring of the floating structure. The Mastaba itself is a stack of 7,605 55-gallon barrels, which should float on the surface of the lake when completed.
As a builder of this floating piece of art, the team of BulDock is more than motivated to prove that they can bring to reality any floating structure. The works of Christo are always very challenging from engineering point of view, but that is why they are also unique.
BulDock is trusted to materialize Christo’s ideas. He counts on the professionalism and the long experience in the installation of floating structures.
The floating platform for the Mastaba will be made of a double layer of 9,000 “cubes”. Each cube is a quality modular system made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) – a polymer with numerous properties, including chemical resistance, impact resistance and high strength.
The initial tests for the Mastaba were done at an undisclosed location. The engineers monitored how the platform was reacting to the water movements and the changes in the wind. The ultimate goal was to make analysis and predict how the superstructure would be behaving on the platform when it is exposed to the ever changing weather conditions in the English capital.
Currently, the process of the construction of the floating structure that will hold the 500-tonne Mastaba sculpture has started.

As interviewed by The Guardian, Christo said: “There will be no tickets, no reservations and no owners. It will belong to everyone until it’s gone. It will be a landmark for a few months.”It is not the first time Christo refuses to put price on his works. His amazing water project in Italy – “The Floating Piers” was also available for free to everyone who wanted to see it.

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