Pollmap - Interactive Mapping project
name of work: Pollmap - Interactive Mapping project
location: Budapest, Győr, Szeged, Ajka, Palotanegyed, Sziget Fesztivál, Hódmezővásárhely
year of design: 2006, 2008
awards: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) - Award in Communication Category, 2009
landscape architects: Gábor Lendvai, Dominika Tihanyi, UILA Kft.
contractor: M-Art Kft.
The public art project aims to create a forum where people can communicate with each other about the city that they live in. This communication is enhanced by the aerial photo that is placed on the ground and carries the picture of Budapest.
Stickers placed on the surrounding columns help interaction arise as they can be placed on the aerial photo. There are six different colored stickers, that carry symbols. With the help of these signs people can mark good, bad places in the city, where they live and so on. The other form of communication is the one that comes alive whilst one searches to find a certain place and asks for the help of another.
People bump into an artwork and find themselves in a different surrounding as to the usual one and spend time to understand the city and share a new common place in friendliness and happiness with the fellow city dwellers. Scales show the measurements of the city.