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Mur Island

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Vito Acconci
 
location Graz
function auditorium, cafe, leisure
contributed by Michiel_van_Loon

Mur Island has brought the river Mur back to the people of Graz. Up to a few years ago, the river had been polluted by sewage water and industrial effluent. Now the river connecting and dividing the city has a good quality of water again, and has become inviting. Graz-born Robert Punkenhofer inspired New York artist Vito Acconci to design an accessible, artificial island. The project was realized as a 47m-long reticular steel construction. The curved and twisted shape can be associated with a half-opened shell. In its open part, wave-like blue benches form an amphitheatre for events of all kinds. Under the domed glass roof cooled by water, a café in blue and white offers the opportunity to enjoy being close to the Mur - a new feeling even for locals. Between the café and the amphitheatre a three-dimensional maze made of ropes, and a slide are promising an island adventure for children (text from website Graz Tourism).

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Napoli, Italy 28-Mar-11
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Mur Island
Address
Murinsel
Austria
http://www.inselindermur.at
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday - Saturday: 07.30 - 02.00 / Sunday: 09.00 - 0.00.
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Completion 2003
ArchitectVito Acconci
Client Aiola
 
Project ID 2679
Latitude/Longitude 47°04'23N 15°26'05E
Contributed by Michiel_van_Loon
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