Gigaphone, Trondheim 2011

The gigaphone is based on a simple and singular idea. It is an an architectural space which invites young and old to interact and experiment with perception.

A 3 mm thick truncated steel cone, 18 metres long and 6.5 metres tall, was manufactured in modules by a shipyard, transported by barge and truck and then assembled in just hours, as an unexpected urban intervention. The site is a small, little used park next to a 14th century church in the centre of Trondheim. The installation is supported by eight pillars standing gently on top of rich archeological layers in Norway’s oldest city.

Designed as a monument to the 100th anniversary of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, its shape and material pay tribute to the university’s historic achievements with hydropower, ship building, telecom and oil installations.

The gigaphone was moved after the jubilee year to a beautiful permanent site directly on the Trondheim fjord.

The Gigaphone was the result of a 1 year unit at NTNU Trondheim, where BKark were teachers.

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Participating students
Einar Bye, Cyril Chabaud, Pablo Fernández, Federica Frangipane, Styrkaar Hustveit, Fanny Jacquet, Christian O'Riordan Larsen, Quentin Leroy, Mélanie Mathevet, Runar Nedregård, Ines Rakow, Kévin Sanouiller, Valentina Serra, Bergur Þorsteinsson, Martin Bergsmark Vodde, Henning Aschim Wien

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