urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
 

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event

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.

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
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.

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
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.’ 

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
mirroring sculpture hanging on a construction crane

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
giant mirror ball with a diameter of 6 meters

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
one of the mirroring sculptures ready for taking off

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
the construction site as a large-scale work of art

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
the announcement of the public art event ‘schaalkabaal’

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event
preparations by construction workers

urban disco: studio bureau turns the biggest construction site in netherlands into an art event

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

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