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Globes at Trafffic Junction Odenskog

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Monika Gora
 
location Östersund
function art, landmark, sculpture
contributed by gora

The traffic junction at Odenskog marks the entrance to the city of Östersund from road E14. To underline the significance of the place, the landscape within the circular junction, with a diameter of 140 m, has been shaped with low banks and planted with lines of Amelanchier spicata. The asymmetrical pattern of the banks and lines is completed with six asymmetrically placed icy blue-towards-turquoise light sculptures roughly the same scale as the passing cars. In the daytime the sculptures, made of fibreglass reinforced polyester plastic, are opaque and make a solid impression. At night they are semitransparent and lit from within. The traffic junction with its sculptures and shaped landscape has attracted a lot of attention and discussion. Within a short time it has established Odenskog as a place with its own identity and an entrance to the city.

 

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gora says:
It's snowing from October until April.
Malmö, Sweden 17-Sep-07
Matt says:
Wow, great contrast with the snow! When is it snowing, what time of year?
Den Haag, Netherlands 13-Sep-07
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Globes at Trafffic Junction Odenskog
Address
Trafikplats Odenskog 1
Sweden
Project is public!
How to get there? Passing Östersund on road E14/45.
Completion 9- 2006
Floor area/size 15000 m2
Cost € 450000,-
Artist, Landscape architectMonika Gora
project managerSwedish Road Administration Mitt
contractorVägverket Produktion
Client The Swedish Road Administration
 
Project ID 941
Latitude/Longitude 63°10'48N 14°41'31E
Contributed by gora
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