Söhne & Partner Architekten’s lightsails project was designed as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria.
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Lightsails as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria. The lighthouse is used as a metaphor to guide the visitors around the different exhibitions. Nowadays the lighthouse is used as a symbol of holidays, sea, adventure and water.
The objects are abstract sails, as a “light-space-installation”. The objects are orientated to the lake. The lake Millstättersee is getting a tribune out of water, because the energy of the lake is trapped, converted and reflected as light. So the sails are working as a transmitter and receiver at the same time.
The illumination is reacting to the surrounding – the more people approaching the sails the more vibrate light. The illumination is also reacting to the temperature – they are constantly changing the colour. The colder the temperature the warmer the colour if light is getting.
In association with Karl Sodek.
+ Project credits / data
Location: Carinthia, Austria – Millstätter Lake
Start of planning: January 2008
Completition: May 2008
Client: MTG- Millstatt
Design: Söhne & Partner Architekten
Team: Tobias Klaubert, Sigrid Rückl
Photos: Gisela Erlacher
Companies: Steel structure – Fa. Zeilinger
Glass - Fa. Zeilinger
Electrical: Fa. Ottacher