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    Void Condition[ed]
    Void means in German “Luftraum“, literally translated „air-space“. By conditioning the given air, which is already present in the void, we create the possibility to access the space as is without interrupting how it currently exists, yet adding another dimension or layer to the existing experience in form of a vertical wind tunnel. ©2010 bad architects group - www.bad-architects.gp

    1. Daniel Georges 59 months ago | reply

      I would like to say congratulations to the five winners. All their submissions deserve to be picked.

      I suppose by reading this, many will judge me as a sore loser or a fanatic green activist which I am not. But I feel the need to get a message across, mainly to the Guggenheim. I wouldn't have even considered writing this if there wasn't a striking opposition between my submission here: www.flickr.com/photos/49611141@N02/4607073345/
      and one of the five winners entitled: "Sunflowers".

      I find the "Sunflowers" submission to be an elegant one, a pleasant installation idea indeed. But with a core slogan of "bringing the outside in", I'm left to assume that the curators of this competition have decidedly turned the blind eye towards all the current environment deterioration issues and ecological disasters striking almost everywhere on the planet. Romanticizing about sunflower fields when the entirety of an ecosystem in the US itself is at the verge of extinction is by all means irrelevant and borders the untactful.

      Are museums meant to be immune to the turbulent realities of the outside, safeguarding a level of art chic?
      What happened that turned museums from cultural institutions to corporate entities selling fake dreams like a Hollywood machine?

      If iconic places like the Guggenheim Rotunda are exploited continuously as mere containers of introvert art, it only means that curators are reducing them to construction feats good for selling architecture books at the museum's boutique. They have indeed a far bigger potential.

      Finally, I reassert my full respect to the "Sunflowers" submission creators, and congratulations to all the winners. Of course, I thank the Guggenheim nonetheless for giving everyone this invaluable opportunity to design an intervention inside the Rotunda. It was both a pleasure and an honor.

    2. wongwong [deleted] 56 months ago | reply

      great idea

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