‘Big Air Package’ by Christo at Gasometer Oberhausen

bigair-2‘Big Air Package’ is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope. The inflated envelope is 90 meters high and 50 meters in diameter, which is installed inside the former gas tank  Two air fans creating a constant pressure of 27 pascal (0.27 millibar) keep the package upright. Airlocks allow visitors to enter the package. Illuminated through the skylights of the Gasometer and 60 additional projectors, the work of art creates a diffuse light throughout the interior. Inside the sculpture, an extraordinary experience of shape, space and light is provided.




bigair-1Photos by Wolfgang Volz. For more info visit Christo and Jeanne-Claude