The artist Carsten Nicolai conceived the walk-in sculpture “syn chron” for the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, which simultaneously serves as a resonance space and projection surface. Electronic music composed by Nicolai creates laser light modulations on the translucent skin of the sculpture.
Walkable, Transportable Sound & Light Space
The architectural corpus thus becomes a sound and light space that visitors can enter but also perceive from the outside. Its crystal-shaped construction consists of a spatial, irregularly polygonal hollow profile frame without right angles.
In order to allow multiple set-ups at different exhibition venues, the structure had to be constructed in such a way that it can be completely dismantled.
“syn chron” is one of numerous art projects for which Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering.
Carsten Nicolai, Berlin/Germany
LIN Finn Geipel Giulia Andi, Berlin/Germany
2004 − 2005
Services by Werner Sobek
- Structural engineering (WP 1 − 7 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
- Facade engineering
Freunde guter Musik Berlin e.V., Berlin/Germany
Uwe Walter, Berlin/Germany
Christian Gahl, Berlin/Germany