In his latest creation, Olafur Eliasson combines art, mathematical calculations, architecture, and installation to create the “Vertical Panorama Pavilion“.
Co-created under the umbrella of Studio Other Spaces, a project he founded with architect Sebastian Behmann, this stained glass canopy is situated in a vineyard under the sun of Northern California. Take a look at this stunning kaleidoscope below!
Vertical Panorama Pavilion
It colors a sitting area paved in concrete and bricks. When the sun hits just right, the concrete comes to life with 24 different colors of the canopy. According to Eliasson, the structure was inspired by the history of circular calendars. It is made with no less than 832 glass pieces arranged in a circular fashion around an opening in the center pointing north.
The Weather Project
The element of the circle repeats itself over and over in Eliasson‘s works. We can see it in one of his most famous installations in the Tate Modern museum, “The Weather Project“ (2003). This installation is remembered in history as one of the most visited - if not the most visited exhibition at the museum.
We can also see a preoccupation with circular shapes in his “Shadows traveling on the seat of the day,“ located at the Northern Heritage site in Qatar (below).
In his works, the circle and its three-dimensional form - the sphere - are meant to reflect a sense of unity, oneness, and awareness of one’s surroundings.
Shadows traveling on the seat of the day