Nomad Office Architects have recently completed a public art design project named Space Time Continuum for Hong Kong Cycling Park Public Art Competition. The design is regarded as an integration of land art and light sculpture at night. Instead of a frozen sculpture, it is rather temporal and phenomenal to explore the concept of ‘Time’ and ‘Space’, the two distinct concepts in architectural and spatial design.
Time Space Continuum – Capturing Slices of Life at Moments in Time
Sport encompasses the whole person development. Sports science can trace its origins to ancient Greece. It is not surprising to claim that sport competition and ancient Socratic philosophy both aim at virtue and human excellence. They share similarities such as knowledge seeking, questioning and challenging of oneself.
Time and Space are the two fundamental paradigms of all sport racing. In our artwork ‘ Time Space Continuum’, we will raise public’s curiosity and questions towards these two distinct concepts. What is Time? Is Time physical or psychological? Is Time absolute or relative? Is Time an illusion? Is Time dividable? Is Space Time composed of multiple frozen moments ‘time slices’?
Unlike any frozen sculpture, we intended to create a temporal sculpture which best depicts the Time Space concept by engaging natural phenomenons of light and reflection. During daytime, the play of light and reflection will camouflage artwork with greater context. At night, the glass slices will be lit as mass of lighting sculpture.
People’s movements through this passage of time will be broken up, dissected and re-assembled in an abstract slices of reflections, to see and be seen from multitude of viewpoints. Public’s engagement, self question and interpretation of the distinct Time and Space concept will help to define and complement the artwork.
Project name: Space Time Continuum
Architects: Nomad Office Architects | http://www.n-o-architects.com/
Design Team: Larry Tsoi, Justin Law
Location: Hong Kong, China
Type: Landscape 7 Public Art
+ All images and drawings courtesy Nomad Office Architects