B E R L I N
T I S S U E
for Edge Technologies and architecture of Bjarke Ingels Group
wooden bricks on metal structure
W: 60m x D: 7m x h: 7.5m
artist-author: Isabel Judez.
parametric design and graphics: Johan Navarro / Estudio Panamétrico
copy consultants: Edgar Cherubini and Paola Loreto
B E R L I N “T I S S U E”
Artistic representations in public spaces, evoke
emotions between the artwork and its viewer
that transcend space and time.
A tissue is an interweaving of elements with
similar properties that are physically
distinct from one another.
Viewed on a larger scale, it is perceived as a whole,
despite the differences its units may exhibit.
Based on the concept of “textile tissue,” this artistic
intervention proposes an analogy that represents the
urban landscape of Berlin while establishes a formal
connection with the East Side Tower (EST) and the
numerous people who move through it every day.
S O C I A L F A B R I C
With its light and dynamic language, the Berlin
Tissue transforms the transit platform into a semi-
covered square, offering a space of contemplation
to the citizens and visitors of the area.
This fact articulates the urban situation of the
skyscraperin front of a wide avenue, and propose
a human scale transitional square for the 10
thousand people expected to transit every day.
F O R M
Inspired by the textiles of the german textile
designer Anni Albers, this installation proposes a
geometric articulation between the curves of the
arches of the urban context and the orthogonal
geometry of the East Side Tower.
The 3D mesh is made of wooden bricks, referring
to the stony esthetics of the urban context. The
bricks are arranged to create arched and curved
surfaces, which are elevated to allow for seating
areas and free circulation beneath the structure.
The proposal is oriented to low maintenance and
sustainability. The materials can be easily reused
or they are biodegradable.
To contrast the stony character of the new tower,
the piece stablish a chromatic vibration of orange
and blue-gray tones.