dutch-based design agency studio bureau’s installation ‘schaalkabaal’ in utrecht, the netherlands, took place at the biggest construction site of the country and became a great public art event. the one-off urban disco was accompanied by large curled, mirror panels and a gigantic disco ball.

mirroring sculpture hanging above construction works



schaalkabaal can be seen as a spectacular form of construction site tourism. with a light choreography and specially composed music, inspired by the sounds produced by building activities, the mirror sculptures came to life.

mirroring sculpture 30 meters above the ground



‘we were fascinated by this skyline full of cranes, a view that is very iconic for a modern city but also temporary,’ explains studio bureau’s team. ‘we really want to show the impressiveness of a construction site and show the citizens the beauty of this kind of places.’ 

mirroring sculpture hanging on a construction crane

giant mirror ball with a diameter of 6 meters

one of the mirroring sculptures ready for taking off

the construction site as a large-scale work of art

the announcement of the public art event ‘schaalkabaal’

preparations by construction workers


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