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Art
Carsten Nicolai, Berlin/Germany

Architecture
LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
2004 − 2005

Construction time
2005

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 7 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering

Client
Freunde guter Musik Berlin e.V., Berlin/Germany

Photography
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.