A Path In The Forest

Arhitekt Tetsuo Kondo ‘Path In The Forest’ ehk ‘Rada metsas’ installatsioon püstitati Kadrioru parki linnainstallatsioonide festivali LIFT11 raames 2011. aastal.

Tetsuo Kondo sõnadega:

Installatsioon projekteeriti spetsiaalselt Tallinna südames asuvasse Kadrioru parki. Kadriorg on suursuguse ajalooga park, kus kasvavad sadu aastaid vanad lehised. Puude vahele ehitati tõstetud rada, mida mööda kõndides näeb seikleja puid ja ümbritsevat keskkonda hoopis uuest perspektiivist. Rada, mis toob inimese ja puu üksteisele lähemale ja struktuur, mis on justkui puude keskele loodud. 

139mm läbimõõduga ja 95m pikk, 5mm paksusest terasest toru lookleb puude vahel, nõjatudes neile vaid mõnes kohas, ilma ühegi toetuspostita. Tehislik arhitektuurne struktuur, mille eksistents ei häiri ümbritsevat keskkonda, ega kurna seda mingil moel.

‘A Path In The Forest’ by Tetsuo Kondo was one of the installations that was built during the festival of urban installations LIFT11 in Tallinn in 2011.

In the words of Tetsuo Kondo:

The installation was planned for Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. A forest known as Kadriorg is located in the center of city: trees that have grown there for three centuries, around a palace built for the Czar of Russia. Here we will build an elevated path that will weave its way between the trees in beautiful Kadriorg forest. Just 95m long, it will be made of 139mm steel pipe and sheet steel, 5mm thick, leaning on the trees here and there, without a single column.

Walking along this path will give a slightly different sense of the forest. Instead of looking up at the trees from the ground, people will be strolling near the leaves, making their way between the branches. A structure made for the forest, a forest that exists for the structure: with no change in the shape of the forest, it will seem that the structure and the forest are one. That is what we hope to build.

Nature and structure treated as equals in an all-inclusive approach: we think of them not as in confrontation, not as part of each other. We are not building a structure in this environment but trying to renew it, to create an even more beautiful environment.

Pildid/Images: Reio Avaste, Tetsuo Kondo

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