a facility in a public place
11 Soundshowers by Rynander/Sandberg
Team were installed at Gardermoen, the main Airport in Oslo
as part of the artistic decoration.
intention was to create a new kind of facility for visitors in a
public place - a Soundshower. In this particular case, an Airport
and a Railway Station.
take a Soundshower! Just enter the circle shaped floor mark
and a positive refreshing sound will start. The sound is clearly
audible for the user but virtually suppressed for others due to
a custom designed sound lens.
Soundshower is equipped with a computer, a digital sound library
and a control program which contains random parameters and rules
for how the sounds shall be assembled. The computer executes the
control program and the sound stream is composed in real time, which
creates a unique experience each visit.
Soundshower has it's own sound. The sound varies from sea waves,
bird songs and a babbling baby to positive words derived from and
whispered by positive norwegian persons such as a sami shaman, a
polar explorer or an IT guru.
for other facilities, the Soundshowers are equipped with pictogram
and signs which are integrated into a central sign-plan.
design and integration of the Soundshowers at Gardermoen have been
made in cooperation with OSL, NSB and Aviaplan AS. Production and
installation of pillars, armatures, pictograms, signs and floor
markings has been conducted mostly by sub suppliers already connected
to the Airport.
National Touring Exhibitions, Norway 2001-2003.
piece of plagiarism
Theft of Soundshower concept, Ultima october 2002.
Article by Oliver Lowenstein, Fourth Door Research.
in the future"
Article on the BBC Worldservice.com.