SKYLIGHT

Submitted by Astrid Krogh

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Client: Nya Karolinska Stockholm

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Completion date: 2015

Project Team

Artist

Astrid Krogh

Client

Leif Karlsson

Skanska

Art Consultant

Martin West

Kulturförvaltningen

Overview

Materials: Textile, LED, aluminum Size: 2400 x 2400 X 30 mm (each circle) total height: 27,5 meter Skylight is like “a breath of light” that pulsates in a light shaft in the Nya Karolinska Hospital, in Stockholm. It reminds us, that all living creatures are dependent on light. Skylight consists of 5 large “slices of light”, which shows a sky on both sides. In a subtle way Skylight imitates the variability of the sky during day and year. And with beautifull colour graduations it imitates the changes of daylight on the heaven.

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 and Nya Karolinska, Stockholm.