Mirror Labyrinth Athletic Village London

The accessible labyrinth is made of freestanding mirrored lamellae forming five concentric circles. The heights of the lamellae vary and increase from the outer ring to the inner ring of the labyrinth, creating an ascending form. The mirrored surfaces reflect not only the viewers and their surroundings, but also the adjacent mirrors.

Physical space is visible in the gap between the vertical lamellae, and is inserted between the mirror images. The multifaceted reflection therefore produces a fragmented view of the space, surrounding the viewer with an unfamiliar and disorienting environment similar to that of a labyrinth.

Inspired by the Olympic symbol, the five concentric rings are visually interlocked with each other. Intended as an open structure, the artwork creates a space that encourages unity among visitors.

Year: 2013
Dimensions: 2,50 x 12,60 x 12,60 m
Material: high polished stainless steel, aluminium

Permanent installation at Olympic Park, London, UK

Photos: Adriana Marques and Studio Jeppe Hein