•  Exhibitions 2014
 United Kingdom
  Architects of Air
LUMINARIUM MIRAZOZO
Designed by Alan Parkinson
From the Guggenheim in Spain to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, the monumental and interactive walk-in sculptures, so called ”luminarium” of Architects of Air have astounded audiences across the globe. The luminarium is wheelchair accessible. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. A visit will typically last 15-20 minutes. The Mirazozo luminarium is a monumental inflatable structure designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and colour. It offers visitors a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where Islamic architecture, Archimedean solids and Gothic cathedrals meld into an inspiring mix of design and engineering, where visitors can happily loose themselves. The installation awakens all the senses, creating a sense of wonder and enchantment for all ages. Visitors are transported and immersed into an amazing world of light and subtle and saturated hues, for a unique sensory experience. It is a paradox that such a stimulating environment can simultaneously be so calming and comforting. Many people find the Luminarium a place for rest or meditation. Built in 2010, Mirazozo makes extensive use of an ”illuminated seam” feature where luminous seam lines create a scintillating lattice of light. The pattern of these neon-like strips induce the viewer’s gaze to shift between different perceptions of the same view – an effect one encounters in the contemplative geometric surface design of Islamic art and architecture.

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Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
The luminarium is wheelchair accessible.

      © Mirazozo - Architects of Air - Photo Suzie Tremmel

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