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Contemplating the Void, New York, NY

Rendering of Reflective Mylar Installation in Guggenheim Rotunda

Section Perspective

Spiral Reflection—The Guggenheim’s spiral gently ascends around the central void. To accentuate the experience of the geometric warping of space, we propose extending the spiral inward using reflective mylar. Stretched from the top and bottom of the guardrail toward the center of the void, a tensioned cable keeps the reflective membrane taut. The new spiral surface reflects the museum in its own geometry.

Contemplating the Void
Guggenheim Museum exhibition
February 12–April 28, 2010

PROJECT TEAM: Timothy Bade, Jane Stageberg, Martin Cox, Andrew Skey, Laura Messier