An observatory in another world
Cristian Ştefănescu (APP)
Marco Cassagrande (DAV)
In Oslo theres an observatory no longer in its original use as the tools are ruined, not only because of light pollution which has filled the city. The telescopes are over a hundred years old and have become museum objects.
The observatory have been for a long time a place for instruments. A building for scientist and their explorations. Today a place to show these instruments and educate school children about the laws of physics.
The building it self or the surrounding site dont create a strong relation to outer space, neither is the building taking apart in the local context. Its forgotten, hidden and rarely used.
The city surrounding it is filled with life, food, flowers, sounds, smells, street signs, lights, cars, markets, shopping malls, taxis, skaters, fountains, birds, metros and everything that makes a vibrant city.
I wish to create a space where the city is left behind, where you truly can let your senses focus on whats out there, not here. Whats within you. A place where the space you are in creates the emotion triggered by being in outer space.
In the day its a space to look at clouds, have a break from the loud city, listen to the heavens or potentially go on a concert, skateboard with friends or take a run.
In the night you will sometimes see the stars.