The central market square in Volda has
for many years remained a neglected space. See photograph above.
It does not respond to its
significant situation, situated between the monumental stone church and
an open view to a magnificent fjord landscape.
I proposed actions to be taken on
- to change the position and direction of trees, parking places, lamp
poles and street furniture.
- to remove an existing earth mound,
- to introduce new features: a new street level, a new podium and a
"word processing" sculpture.
The sculpture should be made of steel
plates, 4 blades wrought in a spiralling way. The contours were to be
lined with bands of light diodes, displaying series of words and
sentences. The text would move slowly around the sculpture in
It should reflect the important intellectual heritage of
Volda, a central place in teaching and studies of language.
The project was not executed.