China Blue

Submitted by Astrid Krogh

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Client: Ny Carlsberg Foundation

Location: Beijing, China

Completion date: 2017

Project Team

Architect

Kvadrat Textiles

Kvadrat Textiles

Client

Ny Carlsberg Foundation

Ny Carlsberg Foundation

Artist

Astrid Krogh

Overview

1,800 square metres of textile, Textile, Trevira CS. One of the most eye-catching works of art in the House of the Danish Industry Foundation is a large curtain encircling the main auditorium. The work is donated by the New Carlsberg Foundation. At first sight the artwork looks like a gigantic white and blue watercolour painting. It represents the Danish and Chinese skies fusing.

Goals

Krogh’s starting point is often her assessment of the natural light illuminating the space she’ll work in, which she examines to gauge its intensity, color spectrum and the shadows that form as it moves. Krogh balances these factors against the practicalities outlined in the project brief, then brings them together to charge the space with energy and emotion, which makes the architecture come alive.

Process

A collaboration between Astrid Krogh, Ny Carlsberg Foundation, Lundgaard Tranberg Architects and Kvadrat Textiles