Horizon Field Hamburg
Find out space and movement
Until September 2012 visitors of the Deichtorhallen Hamburg could find out space and movement in an absolutely new manner.
With the “Horizon Field Hamburg” the British artist Antony Gormley had developed an installation especially for the large Deichtorhalle.
Visitors entering the north hall of the Deichtorhallen had been confronted with a nearly 4,000 square metre space, where in more than seven metres height a large, plane, reflective platform floats freely like a flying carpet in the hall. The platform with a span of 18 metres was suspended from the existing girders of the more than 100 years old building.
Using the entire space the platform moved in horizontal direction, indeed, very slowly and first hardly discernibly. As the visitors could walk on it they become part of the project. On the free floating, undefined ground walking, feeling, hearing and seeing have been explored in a new way.
The steel for the temporary construction was delivered and mounted by Rohlfing Stahlbau, Niedermehnen, on behalf of Messrs. Nüssli (Switzerland). The office Schlaich Bergermann und Partner provides the structural concept.