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Artist:
Carsten Nicolai, Berlin/Germany

Architects:
LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Berlin/Germany

Planning time:
2004 – 2005

Construction time:
2005

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural and facade engineering

Client:
Freunde guter Musik Berlin e.V., Berlin

Photographers:
Uwe Walter, Berlin/Germany
Christian Gahl, Berlin/Germany

The walkable sculpture designed by German artist Carsten Nicolai for the New National Gallery in Berlin is at once a resonating cavity and a screen for projections. Specially composed electronic music by Nicolai generates modulations of laser light on the translucent skin. The architectural body thus become a space of sound and light into which visitors can enter, but which they can equally perceive from without.

 

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