Award 2010

Marco Hemmerling

„CityScope - urban Kaleidoscope"


„CityScope - urban Kaleidoskope" - the installation CITYSCOPE amplifies the fragmented perception of urban spaces. The bevelling structure operates like an urban kaleidoscope that reflects the fragmented images of the surrounding facades and composes a three-dimensional densification of the urban contect. The radiant foil, which is applied onto the outer skin of the sculpture, reflects dependent on the light ambiance and position of the beholder the scenery in different colours. While moving along the sculpture the reflected images on the triangulated envelope constantly change. By night, when the instalation is lit from inside, the reflection of the specular envelope changes into complementary colours.





1970 born in Hachenburg (Rhineland-Polatinate) 1990 - 1992 trained as architectural draughtsman 1992 - 1998 studied Architecture at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the Politecnico di Milano 1998 - 2000 Art Zaaijer Architekten, Amsterdam 2000 - 2005 UN Studio van Berkel & Bos, Amsterdam and Stuttgart 2005 -2006 masters course in Architecture Media Management at the University of Bochum 2005 set up architectural practice in Cologne 2006 -2007 appointed as lecturer at Cologne University of Applied Sciences 2007 professor of Computer Aided Design at the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Design; part of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Science