London Architecture Biennale 2006
London, United Kingdom | 412 m2
Installation design | construction
‘The World in One City’ exhibition, part of the London Architecture Biennale 2006-CHANGE, invited over 80 international architects based outside the UK, to sketch a new and visionary project for London. Curator Matteo Cainer devised the exhibition to celebrate the ‘sketch’, and its ability to communicate more clearly the essence of a revolutionary concept, rather than a developed project.
The installation design conceived and built by Matteo Cainer and the team was a series of illuminated plexi-glass lanterns arranged as freestanding objects floating in the space. Each lantern presented four sketches that were backlit from a single central light source. Visitors could explore freely as each proposal communicated ideas without reference to the others, only the geographical latitude and longitude of its country of origin identified the location of each contribution, and these were arranged according to an imaginary world map overlaid on the gallery, linking the two floors.
Name: The World in One City - a Sketch for London
Architects: Fletcher Priest Architects
Location: London, United Kingdom
Programme: Installation design/construction
Project Size: 412 m2
Curator: Matteo Cainer
Design/construction team: Matteo Cainer, Marinke Boehm