Posted by: trailerpilot | 07:09::2009

Performance-venue-as-experience-on-a-stick

Rendering of the foyer of Visiondivision and Markus Wagner's Tornado Tower.

Rendering of the foyer of Visiondivision and Markus Wagner's Tornado Tower.

Visiondivision and Svensk Standard‘s Markus Wagner are either brilliant or have lost their damn minds: Proposing a new performing arts complex for the opera in Taipei, the Swedish firm and friends dreamt up the Tornado Tower, a flat-roofed half-egg on a giant stem that whisks theatergoers up in “non-toxic and non-flammable,” semi-reflective acrylic balls and is festooned with wind-catching scales that generate power for the building and its surroundings.

Read up on and drink in more images of this wild design at Plus Mood and Inhabitat.

(via Gizmodo)

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