olafur eliasson: your rainbow panorama now complete
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 eliasson’s 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. 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.
evening image courtesy of studio olafur eliasson
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
overall 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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