There’s a Crack in everything…
Competition entry (with Katharina Lottner) for Klinikum der Universität München, new building of the Operation – Centre Großhadern: 200 m concrete wall. Result: reaching the second voting round in the first level of the international open and anonymous art-in-architecture competition.
That’s how the light gets in (Leonard Cohen)
Proposal for Art-in-Architecture competition, Surgery-Center, University Hospital, Munich
Life – Impulse – Reflex – Reaction – Dysfunction – Function
The human body is an organism in which neuronal processes happen with an unfathomably speed.
Life is barely comprehensible. Very concrete yet incredibly fragile at the same time.
CRACKs inscribes continuous and entangled fine line-structures into the wall outside the operation center. These lines are chiseled into the concrete wall (ca. 7 bis max. 50 mm). A seemingly chaotic organic flow with branchings that has the notion of a neuronal structure. A tender drawing, that inscribes into the wall. It will be filled with acrylic resin (dark red metallic shine: appearance during daylight) and LED-Iods will be installed at the points of intersections (size 1 to 50 mm).
During the day it will be associated with a living and reflecting organic texture, at night CRACKs will turn into pulsing vein, a string of neurons which will be triggered by passerbys.
The light-iods will be controlled by motions sensors. The movement of pedestrians / cyclists / cars triggers a linear light impulse that discharges along the wall according to each moving direction.
Competition entry (with Katharina Lottner) for Klinikum der Universität München, new building of the Operation – Centre Großhadern. Result: reaching the second voting round in the first level of the competition.