Dygn is a sundial which also serves as a meeting place, with seats and tables arranged in such a way that they symbolize the hours of the day. The project interprets an antique object to a modern context, where the shadowplay from the sunlight contributes to identity and experience of the meeting place.
The sundial is the world’s first clock and uses sunlight to indicate time by a shadow-casting object. Sundials are still available in different shapes and scales, and have a familiarity through its long history and characteristic shadowplay, which I wanted to work with. The project investigates how the sundial can be useful today and how its qualities can strengthen the experience and identity of my design.
Dygn is a place where people can meet, as it provides outdoor seating and tables for all. The project presents different kinds of city furniture as well as a smaller stage for further activities. The hope is that the project’s form and function invite participation and raise interest.
The horizontal clock has been the starting point for the project, which, with its spatial scale, allows the visitor to move through the sundial, sit by the hours of the clock, and during a longer visit, see the effect of the shadow play in real time.
Project by Siri Boekhout
Janaka Jansson for animation, time and interest
Marmor & Granit AB