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Loop City

For the 12th architecture biennale in Venice – one of the world's largest architecture exhibitions – CAVI, in collaboration with the architects at BIG, Kollision, and Danish Architect Centre DAC, developed the movie installation "1947-2047: From Fingerplan to Loop City", which was a part of the Danish pavilion, and titled: "Q&A: Urban Questions _ Copenhagen Answers."  

The 12th Biennale showcased groundbreaking architectural projects, and ran from August to November of 2010. The movie installation was an experience-oriented story based on Copenhagen's past, present, and future, and uses various narrative techniques. The installation presents a proposed plan for a large-scale urban project that spans Copenhagen and Southern Sweden. It shows how a new metro loop could become the catalyst for development around the Øresund strait. With the help of architectural solutions, it is possible to meet the challenges that confront the world’s cities. From the more factual, collage-inspired effects, to more poetic effects, the movie installation has an innovative and modern style, which was achieved through the use of the CAVI-developed technology of advanced 3D projection on physical objects.  

The viewer experiences moving images, and text projected on the flat installation walls, on a volumetric podium, and a centrally-situated scale model of a section of a bridge. The flat surfaces are illuminated by three HD projectors that present diagrams, pictures, and speech bubbles, while the projections make the bridge and the area around it come poetically alive with 3D illusions of people and cars circling around, while a city slowly evolves around the bridge. The installation uses projectors to present visuals on two adjacent walls set at a 90-degree angle to each other in the corner of an exhibition room. Additionally, the installation presents visuals on the floor, and on a solid, elongated bridge volume that extends into the room from one of the walls.

In a sense, Loop City uses advanced 3D projection to communicate a unique architectural vision through an engaging installation, but it also promotes and brands innovative Danish architecture, more generally.


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