Designed by architects Spyros Kokkinos & Michalis Theofilou (Archkt Ltd)
MARMOMACC & THE CITY 2015 -Verona, a magnificent kaleidoscope city-
Kaleidoscope Project is applied on marble Pirgon.We are marble value investors. Our Kaleidoscope concept values this active exploration.
By interacting with others in this unique event, we increase their understanding of ideas and concepts, become willing to try new experiences. We ll play with light in this open place along with visitors different reactions and different understanding.
When you look into a kaleidoscope, you see something beautiful. But after you shake it up, destroying what is there, and hold it up to the light again, you will see something new and different, (as natural marble stone resembles) but equally beautiful. Life is much the same as the kaleidoscope.
The kaleidoscope represents the initiative we all must take to sustain beauty in our lives and land in the right place, as life (and marble) continues to change and we are continuously challenged. Things fall apart sometime, but they can always be put back together again, achieving ultimate beauty with a new look, but only if we “hold it up to the light and look inside. “
Our Kaleidoscope view, is that all of those tools and resources we use to minister our marbles, today need to reflect that dynamic, changing nature.
So, Verona is a place where we can begin to share the many ways we are shaping and reshaping the resources we use.
As our world is our kaleidoscope, every instant, a change takes place in the contents. New harmonies, new contrasts, new combinations of every sort exactly as marble is, a natural stone which never is duplicated. The twisting kaleidoscope made of Pirgon marble, with infinite permutations, moves us all in turn.
Citizens, visitors, everyone stands each moment in some new relation to each other, to their work, to surrounding objects, to heritage, to ancient times till today.
In there, there is a time for everyone. As the tube is rotated, the tumbling of the objects presents varying patterns in different time. A constant changing of our extraordinary marbles.
(Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster, "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful, beauty", εἶδος (eidos), "that which is seen: form, shape"and σκοπέω (skopeō), "to look to, to examine", hence "observation of beautiful forms." )
Kaleidoscope Project will be donated to Thessaloniki Authorities.