Yesterday, Frankfurt became home to the “Musical Labyrinth” installation by the renowned American architect Daniel Libeskind. In a new collaboration with Cosentino Group, leading producer and distributor of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the architect unveiled his Dekton project yesterday in the plaza of Frankfurt’s Oper.
This piece will be one of the core elements in the “One Day in Life” initiative taking place May 21 and 22. For this event, Libeskind and Frankfurt’s Alte Oper’s management team have scheduled over 75 live concerts taking place in 18 different locations throughout the city, all within 24 hours. This is one of Europe’s cultural landmarks of the year, and Dekton by Cosentino serves as a contributor and primary sponsor.
Covering 3,111 sq. ft., “Musical Labyrinth” simulates a deep black landscape with Libeskind’s original concept sketch for the “One Day in Life” initiative etched in white. Dekton was chosen not only for its outstanding physical performance and strength, but also for its ability to be customized with these etching techniques.
“Musical Labyrinth” is made up of 80 customized 2 cm Dekton Sirius slabs, each measuring 10.5 ft. x 4.5 ft. The lines of the drawing resemble an imaginary labyrinth within the city, they indicate points where each of the 18 venues will host concerts and performances.
In addition to Libeskind, Alte Oper’s General and Artistic Director Dr. Stephan Pauly, Country Manager for Cosentino Germany Pierre Heck, and Director of Marketing and Communication for Cosentino Group Santiago Alfonso all attended the unveiling ceremony.
In the words of Daniel Libeskind, “This installation will be the core element of the project, and its role will be fundamental while the concerts are being held. Starting from today, people are now invited to walk through the labyrinth and interact with the structure. Every city creates its own structure via its dreams. The streets we walk along and the topography we experience exist simultaneously in reality and in mystery.”