Bergen City Hall is being rebuilt, both exterior and interior.
things, the main entrance is moved to the opposite side of the
high block. Next to the entrance lies the Town Hall Square (Rådhusplassen).
Until now it has had an anonymous, passive character.
Committee wanted suggestions for art
work that creates space, engagement and conversation.
The committee also wanted ideas
for designing the floor of the space.
The sculpture "Two pairs of
a clear, dynamic contrast to the heavy, static expression of the
block. The office block has the "language" of regulated
bureaucracy. However, a functioning democracy consists in an
interaction between regulated systems and the ever-changing
dynamics of politics. The sculpture can thus be seen as an
element that has so far been lacking in the expression of the
architecture. It makes the place more visible as a symbol of a
democratic system of governance.
and size, it communicates beyond the narrow town hall square,
and helps to integrate the square with the large, busy urban
space around Lille Lungegårdsvann.
expresses the public significance of the place both day and