Narchitektur Helvetiaplatz Zürich (Nr 5/10 NAZH)

CHF 4,242

September 30, 2020
Dimensions 28 × 48 cm

“Narchitektur – Helvetiaplatz”, nr NAZH 5/10, metal plate + stick, birch trunk, 28x 48cm, September 2020, 90mm frame, cable, moss, metal wire, balsa wood, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, Sige Nagels.

3860 € / 4242 CHF comes as one total piece of the installation.

The installation can be purchased in total as well. Contact me at +41 78 944 77 30.

“Narchitektur” presented by Visual Artist Sige Nagels, for the exhibition 

‘Dear 2050: Humans respond to climate change’, organized by Climanosco.

Oct. 24 – Nov. 6, St Annagasse 11, Zürich, 2020

Join Sige on a walk through Zürich where she takes you into the near future, where her architect’s and artist’s design answers and addresses climate change.

Just like nature carries Zürich, this installation carries 3d compositions of architecture & nature of nine locations in the heart of the city. Combined with painting & collage, this experience opens doors in your mind, making you hold on to these imaginations and visualizations of how we can evolve our cities into sustainable versions for our children and for nature.

Walking the streets of Zürich afterward will make you see this new reality of ‘’Narchitektur’’ for yourself. You’ll want to share stories of your favorite look throughs with your beloved ones! It will make your dream almost real, you can touch it with your bare hands, and act upon it more.

The art installation went afterward to the rooftop of Hotel Sedartis, presenting my home town Thalwil this vision on the 21st of November, 2020.

English below

Helvetiaplatz, Zürich: Wortwörtlich Menschen über Verkehr und öffentliche Verkehrsmittel verbinden, zwei Plätze miteinander verbinden. Die erhöhten Rasenflächen erzeugen im Sommer Schatten. Die Wochenmärkte, Chilbi, profitieren alle von der physischen und visuellen Trennung vom Verkehr. Diese Grünzone schafft einen gemeinsamen Platz vor dem einst historisch sehr bedeutenden Volkshaus. 

Diese neue Realität wird wie ein Garten gedacht, der die Temperatur sofort senkt und den Menschen die Möglichkeit gibt, im Sommer wie im Winter einen öffentlichen Ort der Ruhe und des Schutzes zu finden. Es gibt Wasserspiele, denn fliessendes Wasser senkt die Temperatur in der näheren Umgebung und zieht Vögel, Libellen und spielende Kinder an. 

Ich sehe zwei ältere Damen, die sich darüber austauschen, wie sie als Kinder vor 70 Jahren diesen Platz betrieben und nach ihren Müttern suchten, die wöchentlich auf dem Markt einkauften, als die Hausierer weggingen. Ich sehe Freunde, die immer noch Brunch geniessen, während ihre Kinder Fahrrad fahren.

English

Helvetia square, Zürich: Literally connecting people over traffic and public transport, connecting two squares with each other. The elevated lawns create shadow during summer. The weekly markets, Chilbi, all benefit from the physical and visual separation from traffic. This green zone creates a commonplace in front of once historically a very important building as a statement, the Volkshaus. 

This new reality is thought of like a garden, lowering temperature immediately, giving people the opportunity to find a public place of rest and protection in summer and winter. There are water features, because flowing water lowers the temperature in the near area, attracting birds, dragonflies, and playing children. 

I see two older ladies exchanging how they ran this square as children, 70 years ago, looking for their mums, who were doing weekly groceries at the market, when pedlars were leaving. I see friends still enjoying brunch while their children are driving their bikes.