|(photo: Reuters, Michael Kooren)
World's first runway for extraterrestrial cultures
The two roundabouts connecting the municipality Houten with the A27 highway
and their connecting road have been transformed into a runway for extraterrestrial
cultures. The one roundabout is a UFO landing platform, a lighted smooth tar
plate decorated with a giant letter U. On the other roundabout a control tower,
which signals in two light colours whether safe landing is possible or not.
On the 500 metre long road between the roundabouts, blue sunken floor lights,
as seen at airports. The runway is a serious attempt to offer extraterrestrial
cultures a possibility to land. It 's a monument for hope and expectation.
Realized with the subsidy of Mondriaan Fonds and Fonds BKVB.
© concept 2001, realization 2003.