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Life Electric, Como

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Life Electric (also known as The Life Electric) is a contemporary sculpture, dedicated to the physicist Alessandro Volta (1745–1827). Completed in 2015 it is located in Como, Italy.

Life Electric was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and was a gift to Como, the city where the architect located his “Summer Session” school of architecture, in 1988.

The sculpture was commissioned by the non profit association “Gli amici di Como”.

The design of the fountain illustrates the evolution of modern architecture that took place over the period from 1920s to modern days, with the emergence of Rationalism.

Libeskind's creation has carried on the tradition of contemporary art in Como, and raised its profile.
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  • Pleasing walk along the jetty to the sculpture that honours the scientist who was a native of Como who invented the electrochemical battery which was the first source of current electricity, you...  more »
  • Very nice promenade. The statue is elegant and reflects the sunshine and the beautiful colors of the lake.  more »
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  • Magnificent views of the sculpture, oldtown, lake and mountains. Wheelchair/stroller accessible. Best time to visit early in the morning!
  • Interesting piece of sculpture to honour the most celebrated from Como - Alessandro Volta. A short walk in the lake to reach there. It gives a nice platform to see the downtown from the lake.
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