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Courtyard in

the Wind


Buildings Department Administration Building

Munich, Germany, 2000.

Celia Imrey for Acconci Studio


This outdoor landscape—the first permanent structure in a public space by Acconci Studio—was created for the Munich architectural department's new home. Revolving rings in the ground level of the courtyard act as moving sculpture powered by a wind power plant on top of the building's tower. The earth shifts in a circular motion that breaks from and then returns to design of plane.

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