Culture Bregaglia Engadin


In 1995, in preparation of the 25th anniversary of Salecina, the idea arose to artistically decorate the dam wall built at the same time.


In 1996, the artists Gottfried Honegger and Hannes and Petruschka Vogel presented their projects.After intense discussions with individuals and groups, Gottfried Honegger's project was the favourite. His work consists of nine columns in the colours of the rainbow installed on the crown of the wall as a symbol of peace and an expression of optimism. A question in Italian, Rhaeto-Romanic and German is written on each column. At Salecina, all the colours are taken up whitin one column, as in a focus point. The iron columns are about 6 metres high and have a diameter of 40 centimetres. The Salecina column was constructed from prefabricated, concrete helices that were then stacked on top of each other. The columns were installed on 25 July 1997, and the inauguration ceremony took place in Salecina on 9 August.





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