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First he created a sun for London.
Then he created a waterfall for New York.
Now the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created a rainbow for Aarhus
Friday 27 May 2011 will see the official opening of Your rainbow panorama, a new work by OlafurEliasson on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. The world-famousDanish-Icelandic artist has created this permanent work of art consisting of a circular, 150-metre-long and three metre-wide circular walkway in glass in all the colours of the spectrum. Mountedon slender columns 3.5 metres above the roof and with a diameter of 52 metres, this spectacularcreation extends from one edge to the other of the facade of the cubic museum building.Realdania, which has helped to plan and realise the project, has provided finance of 60 millionkroner for the erection of this work of art.
A Walk for the Senses
There are both stairs and elevator to provide visitors to the museum with access to Your rainbow panorama. Then they can stroll through the circular, panoramic walkway providing a fantastic view of the city and the bay, a view in all the colours of the rainbow.
Beneath the “floating” work of art, the actual roof surface of c. 1500 square metres is covered with sturdy timber making the surface into a unique recreational area and a viewing platform for visitors to the museum some fifty metres about street level. The roof terrace was financed by Koebmand Herman Sallings Fond. There is full access to both the roof terrace and to Olafur Eliasson’s creation.
The following words are taken from the artist’s own description of his work: “Your rainbow panorama” establishes a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what was already there, that is to say the view across the city. I have created a space that can almost be said to erase the boundary between inside and outside – a place where you become a little uncertain as to whether you have stepped into a work of art or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to function.”
Landmark for Aarhus
In 2007, Olafur Eliasson won the competition for an artistic/architectonic work to stand on the roof of the cubic museum building designed by schmidt hammer lassen architects. The jury was completely unanimous in selecting this winning project, and they endorsed their choice in part with the following words:
“The project is an elegant solution to the objective of the competition, which was to convert the roof surface of ARoS into a unique, artistic and architectonic feature of international standing. The project creates a very beautiful, poetical space that combines the panoramic view from the roof with a unique artistic and architectonic dimension that helps develop a new understanding of the borderline between architecture and visual art. At the same time, a powerful symbol of identity is created and established for ARoS and the city of Aarhus.”
Dante’s Divine Comedy
Your rainbow panorama on the roof of ARoS represents the completion of the building’s idea, which was inspired by the Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri’s story in “The Divine Comedy” of the nine circles of Hell and the journey up from the mountain of Purgatory, ending in perfection in Paradise. In ARoS this is translated into the exhibition concept represented by the 9 Rooms in the basement, the journey up through the galleries and the art exhibited there, finishing with Your rainbow panorama on the roof as a symbol of perfection.
To mark the opening of Your rainbow panorama, ARoS, with the support of Realdania, is publishing a richly illustrated book on the project. Among other things it contains an interview on the work with Olafur Eliasson and a text on it written by Professor Carsten Thau of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art School of Architecture together with photographs of the work as it progressed and of the final result. The book will be available in the ARoS Shop from early July 2011.
Jens Erik Sorensen, the Director of AroS Aarhus Kunstmuseum writes:
It is a source of great delight to us that ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is now the home of one of Olafur Eliasson’s major permanent works of art. From Aarhus we have followed him all the way from his first museum presentation – which was in Aarhus Kunstmuseum in 1996 – to his world- wide fame based on works such as the sun in Tate Modern in London and the waterfalls in East River in New York. The rainbow for Aarhus is a natural extension of these masterpieces.
Nicolai Wammen, Mayor of Aarhus:
“Your rainbow panorama is an outstanding masterpiece by Olafur Eliasson, a unique artistic and architectonic attraction and a source of popular appeal. With Your rainbow panorama, Aarhus is receiving a splendid new landmark signalling the international ambitions and abilities of the city.”
Marc Perera Christensen, Council Representative for Culture and Citizens’ Services:
“Your rainbow panorama is a quite unique piece of architectural art, a work in the absolute top league. It is a work of art that is both exciting and different, and which gives visitors the chance to experience our beautiful city in a new and unique way. The rainbow will provide Aarhus with an international aura and it will awaken enthusiasm for many generations.”Hans Peter Svendler, Director of Realdania:
“Your rainbow panorama is an outstanding artistic conclusion to schmidt hammer lassen architects’ cubic museum building. Olafur Eliasson’s work is a good example of how art and architecture can fuse to create a spectacular whole. At the same time, Your rainbow panorama acts as an important architectural landmark that helps to underline the status of ARoS and Aarhus as a cultural centre.”
Technical Information concerning Your rainbow panorama
Your rainbow panorama is supported on 12 columns resting on a load-distributing steel structure beneath the terrace surface
Your rainbow panorama is stabilised to resist wind pressure by being attached to the existing museum construction in four places on the roof
The internal measurements of Your rainbow panorama are 3 metres in width and 3 metres in height
The glass in Your rainbow panorama consists of 2 x 12 mm laminated glass composed of up to 6 coloured sheets creating the individual shades in Your rainbow panorama. For the sake of personal safety, the two layers of glass have been heat-reinforced and laminated together around the coloured sheets
Your rainbow panorama is naturally ventilated via a controlled system of small vents that are built into the work’s floor and ceiling
If the work should be enveloped in smoke in the case of fire outside, all the vents will be closed The steel used in Your rainbow panorama weighs 200 tons The glass used in Your rainbow panorama weighs 60 tons The steps leading up from the terrace level to Your rainbow panorama weigh 15 tons The steel for the load-distributing steel construction beneath the terrace floor weighs 100 tons
The steel construction is designed to be able to give in warm weather and to stand any vibrations
The floor of the roof terrace is made up of 11,000 metres of FSC-marked Yellow Balau wood
During the hours of darkness, Your rainbow panorama will be illuminated by means of lamps in the floor The lamps are adjusted so that the play of colours in each section of glass will be completely in accordance with Olafur Eliasson’s wishes
In order to cope with this work, the structure of the actual ARoS building has been reinforced both horizontally and vertically
There is space for altogether 290 visitors at a time on the roof terrace and 150 in Your rainbow panorama