Installation for the Open Borders special project of Interni magazine as part of Milan Design Week.

Authors: Sergei Tchoban, Sergey Kuznetsov, Agniya Sterligova
Project implementation: VELKO
Photo: Vasily Bulanov
Towers is a 12-meter-high cylindrical object installed in the center of the main courtyard of Statale University. In fact, we have a tower in front of us, however, due to its extremely laconic, even lapidary form, it is rather a prototype of the tower. A kind of blank, serving as a starting point for reflection on the nature of architecture and the role of man-made dominant in the landscape. The entire surface of the object is designed as a media facade, assembled from LED screens fitted closely to each other, which serve as an interactive canvas for architectural graphics.
Some of the images were selected and applied in advance - these are drawings created by Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, and the architects selected fragments with vertical structures from all their works. Other towers could be drawn by the visitors themselves, using tablets and styluses placed at the four corners of the main courtyard. Thus, before our eyes, the object was transformed from an abstract cylinder into a drawing laboratory, in which new variations of the same architectural form are constantly created, and visitors got a chance to feel like co-creators.