At Kulturtorvet in Vigeland, one large window free and wooden façade of 7,5m height and 7,5 m width was to become a piece of art. The task commenced after the architectural design was completed, and thus the wall itself became the site of the artwork. The artistic reaction became contextual in its relationship to the building, using the existing design as a starting point.
By removing series of wooden planks in a certain sequence, openings where created to the solid wall behind. This solid wall was clad with mirror polished stainless steel plates. At the back of the reminding outer wooden planks, a strong coloured geometrical painting was mounted, the result being a mirrored picture of the hidden painting on the back wall, visible to passers by.
As a last element, a water pool of same sizes as the wall horizontally mirrors the wall once more, translating the picture into a subtle water reflection
Architect: BGO arkiteketer