Kunsthaus Graz: the friendly alien
The future is just around the corner in Graz. A friendly alien has landed in the heart of Graz city centre. Those visiting the building, which appears to be from another world, will find alternating contemporary art exhibitions from Kunsthaus Graz inside. The building’s unusual blob architecture by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier is a (not so) covert attraction in itself, however, inspiring the people of Graz to come up with new nicknames: Blue Bubble, Baby Hippo, Sea Snail and Porcupine.
Another highlight is the BIX media façade with almost 950 built-in fluorescent tubes. After sunset, it displays digital art projections into the urban environment and communicates with the surrounding buildings through gentle flashes of light.