Your Rainbow Panorama at ARoS in Aarhus, Denmark, by Olafur Eliasson

Your Rainbow Panorama in Aarhus, by Olafur Eliasson

Your Rainbow Panorama is a gigantic, circular, walkway above the ARoS art gallery in Aarhus, Denmark. The spectacular, walk-through work of art designed by Olafur Eliasson opened in 2011. Eliasson is a Danish–Icelandic artist known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air.

Chosen Artist Olafur Eliasson

Olafur’s idea was chosen in 2007 among five other proposals in a bidding process by a panel of judges.

Giant Size

The panorama is 52m in diameter, the 3m wide walkway is 150m long. The entrance and exits are on the inside of the circle, meaning the outside is a perfect unobstructed circle.

Rainbow Coloured Glass

The walkway is faced with 1500 square panels of coloured glass. These subtly merge through the colours of the rainbow. Looking into the centre of the circle combines other colours seen on the opposite side. The entrance walkway has clear glass on both sides, meaning in some places you can see the real colours outside.

Roof Terrace

From a series of exits it is possible to walk outside, down metal stairs to reach the planted roof terrace. Here is a great viewpoint over the city of Aarhus.

Evening Lighting

At dusk, subtle lighting appears from beneath the metal grills on the inside edge of the walkway. Light reflects from the ceiling giving an eery, other-worldly effect.

Eliasson in London

His Tate Modern exhibition in 2019 was a stunning retrospective, covering his career.

Architectural Photography

A wide angle 24mm lens was used throughout.

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