‘Torre panoramica’ by Italia Rossi describes the initial concept behind the Orbit’s design and how Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond’s sculpture came to be realised. Click on Read more for full article in Italian and English.
‘Their project seeks to question the traditional idea of the tower, that of a continuous, rectilinear vertical extrusion. For Balmond and Kapoor the Orbit represented an opportunity to test new possibilities and new visions. This led to the idea of the loop, a form generated by a trajectory that, rotating around a set of points, returns back on itself again and again, orbiting in space and generating a stable through asymmetrical and non-linear structure.’