Article source: Casagrande & Rintala
Potemkin stands as a post industrial temple, the Acropolis to re-think of the connection between the modern man and nature. I see Potemkin as a cultivated junk yard situated between the ancient rice fields and the river with a straight axis to the Shinto temple.
- Architect: Casagrande & Rintala
- Name of Project: POTEMKIN – Post Industrial Meditation Park
- Location: Kuramata village by the Kamagawa River, Echigo-Tsumari, Japan
- Organizer: Echigo-Tsumari Contemporaty Art Triennial 2003, curator Sakura Iso
- Dimensions: 130 m long, 5 – 15 m wide, 5 m high.
- Materials: Kawasaki steel (one inch thick), recycled concrete, recycled asphalt, recycled glass, recycled pottery, river bed stones, white gravel, oak.
- Team: Marco Casagrande, Sami Rintala, Edmundo Colon, Chris Constantin, Philippe Gelard, Leslie Cofresi, Marty Ross, Janne Saario, Jan-Arild Sannes, George Lovett, Dean Carman, Joakim Skajaa, Sonny Madonaldo