Gallery: Zadar’s Sparkling Solar ‘Sun Salutation’ Installation Lights u...

The panels emit dancing sequences and attract huge throngs of visitors to Croatian seafront.

The Sun Salutation, designed by Nikola Basic, is a vast circle of solar panels paved into the ground. At night, the panels light up in an array of patterned lights that flash in dancing sequences, attracting huge throngs of visitors to the Croatian seafront.

The Sea Organ is another installation by Nikola Basic that is built into the marble steps of the shore front, where it turns the constant lapping of the waves into a calming series of sounds like a whale song. The Sea Organ adds to the simple beauty of the renovated seafront, which serves as the bridge between the open sea and the city’s public space. The 35 pipe organs emit magical sounds as active swimmers and playful teenagers dive from the coast into the open sea.

+ Nikola Basic


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1 Comment

  1. nacho_zamora December 3, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Dear Helen,

    I am a public art researcher working on a project called “Solar artworks”.
    I am very interested to make contact to Nikola Bašić, but I cannot find the way to do it… Could you be so kind to give me some email to contact him? Thank you very much in advance.
    Nacho Zamora.

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