I am already back home from my short Switzerland trip. I have seen many beautiful buildings - old and modern and some interesting museums. Yesterday I visited Vitra Campus in Weil-am-Rhein.
In the Vitra Campus one can see the buildings designed by Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Álvaro Siza and SANAA as well as about the structures by Buckminster Fuller and Jean Prouvé.
The 30.7-metre-high Vitra Slide Tower by the German artist Carsten Höller is a viewing tower, slide and art installation in one. It consists of three diagonal columns that meet at the top, with a revolving clock mounted at their point of intersection measuring six metres in diameter. The construction is vertically accessed via a double-flight staircase fitted into the slanted columns with intermediate landings. A viewing platform at a height of 17 metres offers new perspectives of the Vitra Campus and the surrounding landscape. The platform is the starting point for the 38-metre-long corkscrew tube slide.
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Silvio1953 (154133) 2017-03-20 9:19
Ciao cara Malgo, lovely composition with fantastic geometry, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
holmertz (59752) 2017-03-20 9:26
An interesting composition, and even more maybe an interesting "building". I think you were lucky to have a slightly cloudy sky. The light grey clouds probably suit the grey tones of the staircase and slide better than a blue sky. Did you actually use the slide on the way down? The slide is the really original part of this composition.
lousat (98297) 2017-03-20 9:26
Hi Malgo,fantastic capture of this slide tower,a perfect building to try a reverse effect made usually by a staircase..ehehe..the result is amazing,absolutely perfect,very sharp and well exposed,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (118927) 2017-03-20 9:36
Good upward pov on the rams-horn style spiral water slide. Good sharpness and minimalist colors. Light contrasts between the light & dark tones enhance the graphism. Tfs!
macjake (73061) 2017-03-20 9:54
well, this may be your best post on TE....EVER!
its that good!
You took this photo as you were quickly sliding down didn't you! haha
love the spiral, love the HDR type of look it has and its just so darn cool! awesome cheers
cornejo (47288) 2017-03-20 10:54
Hola Malgo, estupenda fotografía de esta interesante estructura, muy bien captada en esta interesante imagen, con buena nitidez, profundidad, luz, color y calidad. Excelente e interesante trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.
Buena noche y feliz comienzo de primavera y semana.
Afectuosos saludos desde el sur de España.
Un fuerte abrazo.
Hansaphotos (8755) 2017-03-20 10:58
Magnificent shot of this tower. Your well chosen upwards POV creates a fine spiral and also has graphical elements. Splendid sharpness and a well cropped scene. A striking shot:) TFS.
GyurMaster (7623) 2017-03-20 11:46
What a spectacular abstract! I had to add it to my favourites. I may have tried to convert into BW, but this is personal taste of course.
Noel_Byrne (33730) 2017-03-20 11:58
I really expected this to be a staircase! Beauty of a photo and gleaming clean steel. Great frame too, really works in the photo
PaulVDV (32723) 2017-03-20 13:59
That was really a minitrip!
Here you present us a wonderful view upwards of the tower and this in an excellent composition.
Clearly different from the spiral staircases.
Best regards, Paul
Fis2 (107448) 2017-03-20 14:38
Bardzo ciekawa wieza, ladnie ja pokazalas.
Dobry kadr, kolorystyka i ostrosc.
Ooo pojawila sie sygnaturka ;)
carlo62 (55752) 2017-03-20 14:41
gran bel cavatappi gigante!!!
Splendido pov, la prospettiva è meravigliosa.
jemaflor (103667) 2017-03-20 18:27
Interesting and impressive architecture, well taken, perfect sharpness and good depth effect, nice brightness, tfs.
dkmurphys (65172) 2017-03-21 1:13
Good morning Malgo,
A superb artistic capture of this metal structure. I like the POV and the textures. Well seen.
rychem (43360) 2017-03-21 9:14
Po prostu super, anemon, slimacznica, czy jak to nazwac, pozmysl na zdjecie doskonaly
kasianowak (10591) 2017-03-21 15:32
Ja tu widze wersje spiralnej klatki schodowej. :-) Super bardzo graficzne zdjecie.
mcmtanyel (29700) 2017-04-11 20:43
This is an excellent helical find, nicely rendered! I like the lack of color, apart from the few blue patches, it is almost B&W.