자연의 재해석과정을 통해서 발현된 건축과 예술의 접점은 500개의 스틸핀으로 구현된다. 사람들과 실시간으로 소통(인터렉티브 디자인)하는 스틸 핀은 총 4가지 타입으로 구성, 생동감 넘치는 퍼플컬러와 내부 조명 및 음향설비를 위한 펀칭 패턴으로 디자인된다. 주야간 다른 장면을 연출하는 스틸핀은 머틀트리를(배롱나무) 현대적인 건축언어로 재해석, 자연과 도시의 변화과정을 표현한다. 이는 두가지 장면을 함께 연출한다. 도시의 스카이라인을 형상화한 수직성 및 도시성과(특히 야간에 조명과 함께) 숲속의 울창한 나무들을 형상화한 자연을 이야기 한다. 여기에 보행자들과 실시간으로 반응, 소통하는 조명과 음향설비는 이곳을 더욱더 특별하게 생성한다.
reviewed by SJ,오사
as visitors enter the myrtle tree garden in xiangyang, china, at once they become completely surrounded by more than 500 vibrantly colored steel fins varying in height around them. ‘the soundwave’ is the recently completed landscape sculpture by beijing & vienna-based practice penda, serving as a visual representation of a solidified moment of motion.
sprouting up like trees amidst the topographical landscape, a field of fins comprising four different shades of purple — the tone of the myrtle tree — gives visitors the sense of being surrounded by tree trunks, as if walking through the woods. like many other public squares throughout china, the plaza is intended to be used by locals for group dancing. each of the fins are perforated at their crown, contain stripes of LED lights hidden inside. the orchestra of fins produces a spectacle of light, reacting to the surrounding movement and noise on the plaza — the louder the music, the more vivid the movement and the brighter the illumination on the site. spaces in-between the beams vary from narrow footpaths to wide areas, giving visitors and dance-groups an opportunity to interact with the sculpture by day and night.
name: the soundwave
type: public installation, landscape design
location: xiangyang / hubei / china
year: 2013 – 2015
team: dayong sun, chris precht, fei tang precht, yongjian huang, zhonghua tang, chunlei zhu, junfeng li, runxin tang
the installation can be seen as a transitional space between the city and the landscape. from a distance, the sculpture punctures a skyline-like image of a city onto the horizon, yet upon entering, the color and light invite visitors within the natural landscape of the myrtle tree garden.
the fins are clad by perforated purple stainless steal-panels,
colored in a bath of electrolyte and electricity, keeping the main
characteristics of the steel unimpaired and corrosion resistant. by day,
their matte finish reflects its surrounding and transforms with the
position of the sun, creating a constantly-changing appearance of the
sculpture. additionally, the panels are located in four different water
ponds, a reflection which adds to the play of light. at night, the
lighting within the fins generates a ever-transforming image, which
reacts directly to the visitors movements on the plaza.