Taumascopio by Mattia Paco Rizzi, Zingst – Germany

September 29th, 2016 by retail design blog

The center of the German Baltic town Zingst, received a new and permanent dimension, a space in space and a way out of reality’s forms and perspectives.

The architectural-artistic pavilion TAUMASCOPIO of the Italian / French Architect Mattia Paco Rizzi links the daily life in the street to something from another world.

People enter the artwork and change for a moment their view and knowledge of reality. Like that TAUMASCOPIO does not only offer to be a playful tool for children but takes adults in a space of meditation.

The work is the perfect room to stop for a moment or take photos to bring home. Sometimes the work almost seems to be dropped from outta space while the inside’s aesthetic in its perfection and beauty reminds of the high-quality design only used in boat and airplane construction.

With the two openings to the surrounding world on both ends of the work the people can exchange looks and fragments of themselves. The two viewers are conceived differently, the first for adult persons, the second for children and people on wheel chair.

In this way all various publics can enjoy the kaleidoscopic reflections generated within the device. The whole mirror exterior skin is glued to have no apparent fixing point. The pavilion blends in the environment and creates a fluid effect when it’s seen moving.

The installation will be open for the next three years. TAUMASCOPIO is an artwork in the exhibition Olympus PhotoArtPath 2016 curated by Regina Tetens.

Design: Mattia Paco Rizzi


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