Swarovski Kristallwelten – Redesign 2003
Worlds, designed by André Heller in Wattens, Tyrol, was opened in 1995 for Swarovski's 100th anniversary. Since then it has
been continually expanded and further attractions have been added.
The audio-visual scenario of the meditation room,
"Crystalscope", provides a counterpoint to many of the other attractions in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds. A high-definition
rear projection running quietly shows an over-dimensional crystal on the ceiling, the colours in its virtual facets constantly
changing. Ambient sound from invisible speakers accompanies visitors who can lean on one of the concentrically arranged steles
and gaze up at the ceiling to view the crystal from an ideal angle.
The "Corridor of Metamorphoses" shows an animation
on multiple monitors, aligned next to one another, which proceeds to document - in the direction of the walking tour - the
metamorphosis of fractured forms into crystalline structures and finally into crystal sculptures.
"The Giant's Belongings"
presents utility objects such as gloves or an accordion in larger-than-life proportions. They are moved mechanically by a
special control system, which also regulates the synchronicity of lighting and lighting effects.
Artevent for Swarovski AG
Artistic director: André Heller
Technical director: Stefan Unger
multimedia: Virgil Widrich
Commercial management: Stefan Reiter
Architect: Carl Auböck