Photography: Florian Holzherr. Courtesy of James Turrell

Landscape artist James Turrell has completed his latest Skyspace sculpture – building a lightroom atop Austria’s Arlberg mountains.

Skyspace-Lech in ‘Tannegg’, Oberlech, sits 1,780 metres above the sea at the end of a hiking trail. The installation is housed in a stone building, designed in collaboration with architecture practice Baumschlager-Eberle, and reached via a 15-metre-long tunnel that has been aligned with views of Biberkopf peak.

Inside the structure is an oval 9-meter-diameter volume, dubbed the ‘sensing room’. An opening in its domed ceiling frames unobstructed views of the sky.

Artist James Turrell builds a Skyspace in the Austrian mountains
Photography: Florian Holzherr. Courtesy of James Turrell

Lighting specialist Zumtobel collaborated with Turrell on the mountainside art project, which is accessible to hikers and skiers all year round.

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