ClientDanish Architecture Centre www.dac.dk
THE VENICE BIENNALE
In collaboration with BIG and CAVI, Kollision developed a digital presentation of BIG’s Loop City concept, presenting Copenhagen's past, present and possible futures – from finger plan to loop city – in a new and engaging form. The Danish Architecture Centre commissioned the project for the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice, 2010 as a part of the exhibition in the Danish Pavilion. The overall ambition of the Danish contribution, called ‘Copenhagen Q & A’ was to showcase Copenhagen as a city working hard to handle the challenges we, and cities around the world, are facing in light of the rapid urbanisation.
The Loop City installation presents the complex concept and plan for a large urban area spanning the entire Region of Øresund (Sweden & Denmark), tied together with a light rail and other infrastructural projects. The concept came alive through video projections in 2D on the walls of the installation, as well as in 3D on a central podium with a scale model depicting a section of a bridge. Three full HD projectors displaying images, charts, and speech bubbles illuminated the physical surfaces of the model, creating an optical 3D illusion of people milling about, cars moving and water running under the bridge. In this way the vision of the future loop city was brought to life, step by step in 3D, creating a city with people, infrastructure and environmental solutions exemplified trough a small section of the light rail and its surroundings.
Our role in the project was 3D design, workflow, and production. CAVI was responsible for the technical implementation and BIG had the main responsibility for the content. The content is based on the vision of the Loop City created by BIG, Tom Nielsen, ReD Associates, and ARUP, while Glessner Group created the 3D flythrough. The installation was sponsored by Realdania and co-sponsored by iKraft.