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Rainbow of Aarhus

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Olafur Eliasson
 
location Århus
function belvedere, landmark, museum
contributed by HelleBeelden

"First he created a sun for London.
Then he created a waterfall for New York.
Now the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created a rainbow for Aarhus."
The world-famous Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has created this permanent work of art consisting of a circular, 150-metre-long and three metre-wide circular walkway in glass in all the colours of the spectrum on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Mounted on slender columns 3.5 metres above the roof and with a diameter of 52 metres, this spectacular creation extends from one edge to the other of the facade of the cubic museum building. There are both stairs and elevator to provide visitors to the museum with access to Your rainbow panorama. Then they can stroll through the circular, panoramic walkway providing a fantastic view of the city and the bay, a view in all the colours of the rainbow. (see also on MIMOA: ARoS Museum of Modern Art by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects)

 

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Rainbow of Aarhus
Address
Aros Allé 2
Denmark
http://en.aros.dk/
Project is public!
Opening hours Tuesday-Sunday 10 - 17; Wednesday 10 - 22; Monday closed. The lobby is free to visit. Entrance fee museum - 90 DKK (adults)/ 75 DKK (students). Free entrance: people of the age less than 18 and Art and Architecture Students !!
How to get there? ARoS is located in centre of Ahrus 5min from train station (walk) and near the city hall.
Completion 5- 2011
Architect, ArtistOlafur Eliasson
Client ARoS Museum of Modern Art
 
Project ID 9887
Latitude/Longitude 56°09'14N 10°11'58E
Contributed by HelleBeelden
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