Lightsails Millstaetter lake, Carinthia Building, Architecture Austria, Images, Architect, Design
Lightsails, Millstättersee, Austria : Carinthia Architecture
Lake building – design by Söhne & Partners, Architects
21 Oct 2010
Design: Söhne & Partners
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.
Millstättersee Lake Project – Building Information
Builder: Fa. NPG Bau, Hr. Gfrerrer, Gmünd
Electric: Fa. Ottacher, hr. ottacher, Radenthein
Locksmith: Fa. Zeilinger
Lights / Control System: Fa. Friendlyhouse, Wien, Hr. Paar, Wiedner, Wien
Photographs: Gisela Erlacher
Structural engineer: Werkraum Wien
Lightsails Millstättersee images / information from Söhne & Partners