Following an extraordinary idea of the project manager
for the new spa in Meran, Arch. Dr. Verena Unterberger, 7 renowned artists were invited to
create art installations for the five levels of the parking space as well as for the stair
For level +2 Mag. Art. Margit Klammer designed a wall of Corten-Steel (artfully rusting steel)
with a continuous gap which should be illuminated deeply blue from within and should emit
Margit Klammer, an internationally renowned artist was
born in Innichen , studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and lives today in
She is married with the architect Wolfram H. Pardatscher.
to view the example
images in the following...
The most widely known works are for instance the projects
done for the gardens of Trauttmansdorff - Castle in Meran; 5 pavillons,
the entrance to the grotto and the Voliere, the Corporate Design for the South Tyrol
Road Services, the project „Earth, Water, Light“ in the Agricultural College, Baumgarten Castle.
She has won many international
rewards, for instance Contemporary Ceramics 3rd price of the Vienna Stove Fitters (1984),
Easter Prize for Ceramics Berlin (1983), 2nd price for design of the hospital chapel Meran
in cooperation with W. Pardatscher (1992), 1st prize for Corporate Design for the South Tyrol
Road Services, also with Arch. Pardatscher (in 2000)...
more details can be
viewed on her personal website.
During the first talks the artistic objectives were very
clear, however during the planning phase some doubts arouse on the possibilities of realization.
The available space between the wall and the artwork was to be very narrow and the seeping
out of the fog across the whole length of the wall seemed to be very difficult.
To avoid any bad surprises on site we created during the
project phase a wall simulation to test all possible configurations
of nozzle positions and fog-streams. As the time schedule was very tight we sacrificed several
nights to this tasks which could finally brought to a very satisfying result.
Experiences from this prototyping and some innovative
ideas of our general manager Ing. Manfred Dolejsi finally created a piece of artwork which
was admired by all visitors -
[ "everything flows" - Heraclit ]