Transforming the night sky
Sean Lyonreceived a Casapoli Residency for his project Connections: Establishing an Architecture of Interrelations. The award is given in recognition of the student’s graduation project and its future potential for development. The award consists of a one-month period of studies at Casa Poli, in Coliumo, Chile, and DKK 15,000 for travel expenses.
On the island of Hven, in Øresund, where Tycho Brahe’s observatories were located, Sean Lyon proposes several pavilions and installations visitors can move through and experience the transformations of the night sky from sunset to sunrise. The committee’s reasons for awarding the residency:
“The committee believes in looking up, in imagination and in offering the world a chance to see things from a different perspective. By giving Sean Lyon a chance to study the southern night sky and its completely different perspective on the galaxy we belong to, the committee hopes to encourage new thoughts, new ideas and new projects and to launch him into his new professional trajectory as an architect.”
Sean Lyon Also received a travel grant of DKK 10,000 awarded by architectural firm 3XN/3XG. A quote from the award citation:
“Sean Lyon seeks to rekindle the sense of curiosity and awe of the cosmos once held by the ancients and to re-establish the connection between our body and the heavens. By exploring the architecture of connections and relationships Sean is pointing to how architecture, site and humans are connecting in scale, space and relation.
The interrelationships of parts represent the essence of how architecture shapes behaviour. By exploring these connections Sean is underlining the importance of how architecture should always try to redefine and question the status quo – to progress and set new standards in a constantly evolving world.”