olafur eliasson: your rainbow panorama now complete
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may 24, 2011
olafur eliasson: your rainbow panorama now complete

‘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 århus, 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.

workers finish off the final details
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

warm spectrum
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

(left) inside viewing platform
(right) overall structure
images courtesy of
ARoS / © ole hein pedersen

image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

(left) aerial view
(right) view from park

images courtesy of
aros / © ole hein pedersen

the viewing deck sits above the low-lying structures within the city
image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson

night view
image © ole hein pedersen

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