Slabs in the color „Sirius“ serve as canvass for the architect’s drawing
Frankfurt/Main in Germany is home to the installation „Musical Labyrinth” by the renowned American architect Daniel Libeskind. In a collaboration with Cosentino Group the architect developed a new installation, made with the ultra-compact surface Dekton and located in the plaza of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper.
This piece will be one of the core elements in the „One Day in Life” initiative, taking place on 21 and 22 May, in which Libeskind and the management team of Frankfurt’s Alte Oper have designed a series of over 75 live concerts in 18 different locations throughout the city. One of Europe’s cultural landmarks of the year, in which Dekton by Cosentino acts as contributor and primary sponsor.
Covering 289 m², „Musical Labyrinth” simulates a deep black landscape and features an engraving in white based on a unique original drawing by Libeskind.
The work is made up of 80 customized Dekton slabs in the color „Sirius”, each measuring 3.2 m x 1.4 m with a thickness of 2 cm. These slabs serve as a canvas for Libeskind’s design to be applied using sunken relief in white. The lines of the drawing show an imaginary labyrinth in the city, indicating in turn each of the points that correspond to the 18 venues where the various „One Day in Life” concerts and performances will be held.
In the words of Daniel Libeskind: „Starting from today, people are invited to walk through the labyrinth and interact with the structure. Every city creates its own structure via its dreams. The streets we walk along and the topography we experience exist simultaneously in reality and in mystery.”
Source: Cosentino Group
(12.05.2016, USA: 05.12.2016)