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Fri 27.6.

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller for Vitra (CH)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller, photo: Julien Lanoo / Attilio Maranzano

Swiss design brand Vitra has opened a 30-metre high slide, the Vitra Slide Tower by German object and installation artist Carsten Höller, at their sprawling Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein in Germany.

 

 

 

“With its prominent clock at the top, it is not a building in the classical sense but a viewing tower with a slide – and a work of art that enables a new and unique experience of self and art.” says Vitra. The tower consists of three diagonal columns that meet at the top, with a revolving clock mounted at their point of intersection measuring six metres in diameter.

 

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller

Vitra Slide Tower by Carsten Höller, photo: Julien Lanoo / Attilio Maranzano

The tower can be ascended by visitors via a double-flight staircase fitted into the slanted columns with intermediate landings. A viewing platform at 17 metres offers new perspectives of the Vitra Campus and the surrounding landscape. The platform also serves as the starting platform for the 38-metre-long corkscrew tube slide.

 

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