Tuesday, September 3, 2013

FioredelCielo, Viterbo, Italy - 3 September 2013


 
If you happen to be in Central Italy in the evening of September 3rd, 2013, you might want to take a drive to the medieval town of Viterbo and watch the 'FioredelCielo - La Macchina di Santa Rosa', a 30-meter tower that will be transported through the narrow streets of the town in an event dated back to the 13th cenctury and that is in the process of being listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
 
'FioredelCielo' is the name of the competition winning design by the two aerospace architects Arturo Vittori and Andreas Vogler, founders of Architecture and Vision. The tower was designed using Rhino.
 
Candle flames, over 1200 computer-controlled LEDs, and thousands of rose petals falling from the tower will contribute to create a sophisticated scenography to emotionally move the people participating in the event. 

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