The Garden Gallery of Sou Fujimoto can be viewed as the Sculpture Park’s new trademark. In any case the architectural structure, in its size and proportion, sets a new criterion for the park including the works of sculpture found in it. From inside the structure, new sight lines open up and views of the park from its windows appear like framed landscapes, while, on the other hand, the visitor is lured into its enclosure by the tree and Rheinwein, the relief sculpture by Hubert Kiecol. The ground has been left in its natural unpaved state and in this way retains the tension between inside and outside space. In its relationship to the park, the Garden Gallery represents an architectural counterpart to the Foundation’s building; Sou Fujimoto’s work creates a balance between the two dominating buildings on the grounds. This is Sou Fujimoto’s first architectural structure in Europe. Sou Fujimoto lives and works in Tokyo.
Garden Gallery, 2011
Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln
Sponsored by Gesellschaft der Freunde des Skulpturenparks Köln e.V., Anton Bausinger and the Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, Photo: Tom May, Köln