Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Olafur Eliassion Rainbow.


'your rainbow panorama' by olafur eliasson, århus, denmark
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

Olafur Eliasson 's highly anticipated new installation 'your rainbow panorama' is now complete.
Set to open on may 28th,the permanent elevated structure provides a 360º view of the city of Arhus,
Denmark. Suspended between the city and the sky, the viewing platform insists on the
sensory engagement of those who enter it. as designboom previously reported here and here
the continuously circular pathway sits on top of and proportionality compliments the ARoS
museum of art, designed by schmidt hammer lassen in 2007. measuring 150 meters around, 
the transparent glass unit is designed to act as a visual compass for the city, its colors marking 
the physical location of each visitor. 

view from street
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

representing every color in the spectrum, the design looks to enter into a cohesive dialogue between the exiting architecture and the surrounding city. virtually erasing the boundaries between indoors and out, the encompassing environment aims to question the comfortable
limits for which people are accustomed to moving.

image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

enveloped in the rainbow-like atmosphere, the user produces afterimages in hues complimentary to the colors that
surround them, altering and defining the perception of the city that lies below.

warm spectrum
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

(left) inside viewing platform
(right) overall structure
images courtesy of ARoS /
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