Geometric Fragment

Bologna Water Design, Italy


Geometric Fragment, a sculpture designed by Daniel Libeskind and produced by Antrax for Water Design, inside the chapel of the ex-Bastardini Hospital in Bologna, gestures towards the Baroque by erecting a broken fragment of a sphere. The installation consists of two elements which dialogue in tension with each other: the spherical fragment, in contrast with the chapel’s interior, and the sheet of black oil from which it emerges, reflecting light and absorbing color, thereby highlighting its dynamic plasticity. The complex relationship between the context and the installation offers a reflection on the transformation of architecture through history; from the Baroque to the contemporary and beyond.