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Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth

  • 01:00 - 24 November, 2011
Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth
Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +21

From the architect. Arnold Walz, parametric 3-d planning and concept of the stairway system, designtoproduction / Stuttgart;

Michael Staffa, planning of structural framework, ifb frohloff staffa kühl ecker / Berlin;

Sonja Becker + Rüdiger Karzel, bk2a architecture / Cologne;

City of Duisburg, awarding authority;

A project of the cultural capital of Europe RUHR.2010

The walkable, large outdoor sculpture Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain is currently in construction on the Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in Duisburg Wanheim (D). It overtops the plateau with the artificially heaped-up mountain by 21m | 23yd so the visitor can rise by more than 45m | 49yd above the level of the landscape and enjoy an impressive view over the Rhine.

© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

The curved flight of stairs inscribes like a signature on the landscape and recruits the nimbus of the classical roller coaster. Having a closer look, the public is disappointed in a disarming way. The visitor climbs on foot via differently steep steps the roller-coaster-sculpture. So the sculpture subtly and ironically plays with the dialectic of promise and disappointment, mobility and standstill. Visitors happen to briefly meet with oncoming visitors on the steep and about 1m | 1yd wide corridors.

© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

Led-lights are integrated in the handrails and highlight the flight of stairs so the sculpture is accessible at night, too.

© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

The magic mountain in the South of Duisburg happened to come into existence within only one year out of the blue and owes its presence to the shifting of large amounts of toxic zinc-slag that have accrued during the productions of local zinc works.

© Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth" 24 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/186373/tiger-turtle-magic-mountain-heike-mutter-ulrich-genth/>
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andrew · May 30, 2012

did a four year old write this nonsense?

IN STUDIO arq. · May 15, 2012

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Claire Fleming · May 14, 2012

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Tim Lagas · May 09, 2012

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VanesaKim · April 28, 2012

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Lina Salas Ramírez · April 18, 2012

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Jena Taylor Garcia · March 16, 2012

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Athena · March 16, 2012

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arco tek · March 15, 2012

can you explain me, how would people walk in the circle?

Branden S. Burell · March 12, 2012

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Bruce Macindoe · February 08, 2012

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Nicholas Butler · February 06, 2012

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Francesca Mac · December 28, 2011

Ha ha Rollercoaster Stairs - give me a normal #rollercoaster any day! http://t.co/D6e0YZhU

Laura Laing · December 15, 2011

Walkable rollercoaster? Why not sir! http://t.co/cB7eYPUK via @Dear_Evie

Sarah Owen · December 15, 2011

Walkable rollercoaster? Why not sir! http://t.co/cB7eYPUK via @Dear_Evie

aislondon · December 15, 2011

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Frédéric Gouin · December 14, 2011

Roller coaster staircase http://t.co/mDpq11uv

Amanda Cappelatti · December 09, 2011

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Rob Scott · December 09, 2011

Walkable roller coaster!! Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth http://t.co/aFq46gwk

Yi.? · December 07, 2011

I wonder how the loops work, if at all. But would def. love to visit this place one day. http://t.co/4HMkGA7F

gerardo guerrero · December 06, 2011
Roger - Dreadful · December 02, 2011

“@genitopower: La Tiger and Turtle Magic Mountain a Alemanya. La montanya russa que es fa caminant http://t.co/a3gATUsH és preciosa”

David Miró · December 02, 2011

La Tiger and Turtle Magic Mountain a Alemanya. La montanya russa que es fa caminant http://t.co/Re9PLOrX és preciosa

genitopower · December 02, 2011

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YANG · December 01, 2011

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Kate Robins · November 30, 2011

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Cristina · November 30, 2011

e il divertimento dov&#39è? http://t.co/9WvMvFBW

Liberty C · November 30, 2011

Currently being constructed: A rollercoaster you can walk! #BION http://t.co/7Dw0WIPB

HANA · November 30, 2011

HI THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD NEWS

Jonathan Yuen · November 30, 2011

Magic Mountain - Crazy rollercoaster-style walkway in Germany. http://t.co/w71Mxjzb

Matthew Glidden · November 30, 2011

Phenomenal design work RT @dropslash: In slightly more #awesome news, who wants to go visit this with me? http://t.co/F3kxPgl6

Kyle Mercury · November 30, 2011

In slightly more #awesome news, who wants to go visit this with me? http://t.co/qavLLuKT

Sean Ransom Smith · November 29, 2011

Hiking To New Heights: A Rollercoaster Staircase http://t.co/Jqol4cLS

Steven Monté · November 29, 2011

RT @ArchDaily: Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth http://t.co/11QMPlkj #architecture ...amazing design!!!

lauren.marie · November 29, 2011

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Andrew · November 29, 2011

http://t.co/lO6wxkiT a statue thats exactly the shape of a rolercoaster, that you can walk on! :D

Q+C ARCHITECTURE · November 29, 2011

New concepts and new architectural challengers. Very interesting. What&#39s your opinion about this urban leisure... http://t.co/QMVcQMyO

Adriano Attus · November 29, 2011

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Al_Go · November 29, 2011

Rollercoaster staircase http://t.co/oRk35Pf9

Ida A B · November 29, 2011

Det er ikke akkurat det samme som berg og dalbane, men nesten... (en må løpe veldig fort enkelte steder) http://t.co/Vp0R3Cog via @archdaily

Joe Robb · November 29, 2011

This year, I&#39m going to Duisberg, Germany and walking the rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/uer2vWSy #earlynewyearresolutions #art

Meredith Fischer · November 29, 2011

@JackFrost23 Dialectic of promise and disappointment (ironically) hehe http://t.co/40s4qBgO

Stefanie Kompatscher · November 28, 2011

So macht ein Spaziergang Spaß: http://t.co/ZA4Tmrna #duisburg #kunst

Georg Holzer · November 28, 2011

Fußgänger (Roller)coaster http://t.co/qJUPyY3B

KensHouse · November 28, 2011

"@onlyastoner: rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/Shd7TToB"

April · November 28, 2011

“@onlyastoner: rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/u5c7TELS” that is so awesome!!

weed tweets · November 28, 2011

rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/0XrfJlmF

Kate Ledingham · November 28, 2011

rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/0XrfJlmF

CannaBliss · November 28, 2011

rollercoaster staircase: http://t.co/0XrfJlmF

MM · November 28, 2011

Both the coolest thing I have seen today and the thing most likely to inspire nightmares:
http://t.co/FfHW1Xhf

KAT · November 28, 2011

a walkable observation deck that mimics a roller coaster track! http://t.co/eB1EC2sm

Andrew Kharlamow · November 28, 2011

Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain / Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth | ArchDaily http://t.co/p4kZVorM ???????? ?????????!

Huh Gang-Moo · November 27, 2011

What's the use of this snake?

Mike Tyka · November 27, 2011

http://t.co/F41k5kF7 Awesome rollercoaster staircase in Germany

Liesbeth vd Wetering · November 27, 2011

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.: Abu Faisal :. · November 27, 2011

????? ???? ??? ??? ???? ??????? ????????? - ???
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#Creativity #Design #KSA

skry · November 27, 2011

"Intentionally designed for disappointment" - http://t.co/LXwM1WLY #who_gets_away_with_this_stuff #like_some_products_i_know

dr electronic · November 27, 2011

"Intentionally designed for disappointment" - http://t.co/LXwM1WLY #who_gets_away_with_this_stuff #like_some_products_i_know

Karin Patriquin · November 27, 2011

This is a crazy walkable roller-coaster sculpture: Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth | ArchDaily http://t.co/y97gk60U via @archdaily

Neil Houghton · November 27, 2011

Roller coaster staircase: http://t.co/8RTG8oJD

Giuseppe Ciaramella · November 27, 2011

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DecadentGround · November 27, 2011

Spectacular rollercoasteroid staircase http://t.co/MJEmSsEM

Harold Hsiung · November 27, 2011

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Jose Gonzalez · November 27, 2011

Public efficient recreation to its max. Jajaja when you think you have unique ideas. We proposed this in a... http://t.co/WvrUAXtv

llama · November 25, 2011

this is evil

j · November 25, 2011

i love that the premise of this project is that it will disappoint people.

tsol · November 26, 2011 11:43 PM

Like so much postwar architecture.

bhb · November 25, 2011

Another example of why architects should not be allowed to write about their own work. Showing the pictures would have been enough.

David · November 25, 2011

I feel like a fool. I read this piece.

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