art in public sphere/ Facade with ornaments - permanent installation
Concept Nika Spalinger; Design Daria Tchapanova; Architects Bauart AG; Building owner Association Haus der Religionen,
Bern (CH), 2014
The ornament combines - playing with different emphases, reflections, discontinuities and fractures - everyday life, culture and religion. Formally,
it marks the dialogue-area and enhances the lively interplay of light and weather through reflection and shadow.
The design of the ornaments reflects styles and forms of different religions. It appears as a consitant net connecting all people. Looking at it closely
each form shows its uniqueness.
„The House of Religions - Dialogue of Cultures tries something unique: eight religious communities practice living together under one roof and
dialogue with the public...“
Europaplatz, Bern, Switzerland 2014
in collaboration with Nika Spalinger
Fotos: B. Murer und Daria Tchapanova©