Two stainless steel lines run along the building walls. They rise out of the pathway and form the contours of a LOOP. From distance, the sculpture appears like a curve, an arc. If one approaches it, it becomes a LOOP. The artwork elegantly interacts with lines and reflecting surfaces that literally cut through the space. At the same time, the polished metal surface reflects the façade of the building, the surroundings and its passengers. The torsion of the form creates constantly changing images that can be perceived as a dialogue with the viewer. At night the inner surface of the loop shines.
The LOOP marks the significant bend in the so called Studentenweg, one of the main connecting axes for pedestrians on the campus of the University Hospital. At the same time, the sculpture marks the northern entrance to the CIO (Center for Integrated Oncology). The LOOP and its continuing contours merge smoothly with the walkway.
The LOOP was developed in collaboration with the visual artist Elisa Balmaceda and the light architect Thomas Schmidt of Schmidt.Licht.
Polished Stainless Steel, Acryl Glass, LED's
20 x 2,3 x 3,3 m
Sven Sedlmair greenarchtecture
FSWLA Landschaftsarchitektur GmbH
Metten Stein und Design
Metallbau Fröbel GmbH metall-froebel.de/
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