A tower with walls made of Water
After the great success of Rain Room, in 2013 the London-based studio designers of rAndom International created Tower: Instant Structure for Schacht XII. The work was installed at Zollverein, a former coal mine which is now a UNESCO site, located near Essen in Germany.
The installation is a monumental performative structure, which, through the use of 30,000 litres of water per minute thrown by a large rectangular frame placed at the height of 20 metres, forms a giant tower that appears and disappears, projecting the visitors inside an ephemeral and temporary dimension.
The water monolith seems a ghost, a transparent veil which creates a pleasant contrast with the solid architecture of the Zeche Zollverein.
The visitors admires the power of the water pouring on the ground with the force of a waterfall and can enter the walls of the tower, becoming an actor in the performance.