Magic Kaleidoscope

PrizeShortlist in Installation Art
ArtistCristian Santandreu
Design TeamJuan Manzanares, Cristian Santandreu
CreditChristian Müller

The Kaleidoscope is a memorising and traditional concept toy. The toy has been played for generations who have enjoyed its optical effects. We decided to build a large scale model of the Kaleidoscope so people can interact with it. The piece consists of a Hexagonal reflective tunnel measuring 6 meters in length and 2.5 meters in height. The magic is created by reflecting external views, reflections and the people walking inside them, thus creating multiple worlds for visitors to explore. Exhibited in Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Mixed Arts Museum, Munich. And Czasoprzestrzen, Wroclaw.

Study dedicated to the creation, adaptation, modification and management of architectural and urban spaces in all areas, developing building projects, rehabilitation, interior design, furniture design, installation and ephemeral. A2arquitectos has been awarded with numerous national and international awards, developing projects in Spain and abroad, and our works have been exhibited at the Palais of Tokio at Paris, the Mixed Art Museum of Munich, the modernist site of Sant Pau at Barcelona and the Center of Architecture at New York.