The amazing Your Rainbow Panorama circular rooftop walkway in Denmark is a modern “art meets architecture” project. Resting atop the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, the fascinating colorful glass panoramic rooftop allows visitors to get a different view of the city. Its complete panoramic views filtered through bent colored glass arranged in the color spectrum were possible by placing the circular pathway on 3.5 meter columns resting on the steel construction beneath. The building of the art museum in Aarhus, Denmark, adorned with the enticing result of blending art into architecture, was designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, who were inspired by Dante’s “Divine Comedy”.
This challenged the designer, Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson to design a $9 million project that would better mark the line between heaven and the underworld. To get a clearer view of the Rainbow Panorama, measuring 150 meters long, 3 meters wide and 3 meters high, and with a diameter of 52 meters, check out the video below. These words from the artists will explain the inspiration and the feeling the rooftop panorama was conceived to offer: “Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”.