syn chron

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 and 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

Planning time
2004 − 2005

Construction time

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

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