ZERO GRAVITY SPACE 1999

This design is for  the conversion of the former driveway of the Schmela Gallery in the centre of Düsseldorf. The gallerybuilding represents the only work executed by Aldo van Eyck in Germany. The conversion of the driveway shows floor, ceiling and two walls covered with maple parquet, like a sheet of paper, folded inside a box. The two facades to Mutter Ey Strasse and the courtyard  consist of large glass panels and create in this way a new openness of the rather introverted building.
The theoretical case, that gravitation sets out – the maple parquet areas could be walked on all around – is a metaphoric statement , how upcoming virtual elements of perception exercises influence on the rules of our physical environment.