Re-Ball Installation for Dupont Underground – Washington DC – USA, 2016
Competition, 2nd Prize
With Chiara Geroldi, Giulia Lechi, Hana Narvaez
The installation consists in a mass of 650.000 recycled translucent balls.
The volume layout is based on The Labyrinth of Versailles, designed by André Le Nôtre in 1665. These Gardens were one of the references that influenced Pierre Charles L’Enfant in designing Washington D.C. masterplan.
The proposal engages with the historical reference and interprets the labyrinth in a new, accessible way by providing a space which is contemplative and playful at the same time.
The balls are kept tight together by metal mesh cages provided with an integrated LED lighting system.
People walk through the excavated mass following the baroque paths. An overall view of the installation is graspable by looking up at the suspended mirrored surface.