Your Rainbow Panorama that located in Arhus, Denmark, was designed by Olafur Eliasson. At the completion of shl’s red-brick cube in 2007, an international art competition was launched to find a jewel for the building’s crown, completing the journey though Dante’s legendary text. Danish/Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson was selected over Dominique Perrault, DS+R and Maya Lin in a bid for the project, with construction work beginning onsite in 2009.
The permanent installation takes the form of a 150m circular walkway encompassing all the colours of the spectrum. At 3m in width, the passageway is wide enough for a number of people to pass through easily and is designed to act as a visual compass for the city of Århus, affording incredible panoramic views across the neighbourhood. This work is typical of the artist, whose previous architectural designs act as contemplative pieces that analyse the relationship between body and environment.