literally Mur island) in Graz, Austria, is actually
not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the
middle of the Mur river, located at .
landmark of Graz was designed by New York artist
Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz
becoming the 2003 European
Capital of Culture.
The building in the form of a giant sea
measures 50m in length and 20m in width. Two footbridges
connect it with both banks of the
Mur. The center of the platform forms an amphitheatre
. Below a twisted round dome there
is a café and a playground. The Murinsel is built for a maximum
number of 350 visitors.
- MurinselImage:Murinsel-Graz-Nacht.jpg|Murinsel at nightImage:IMG
0552 - Graz - Murinsel (foreground) and Schlossberg
(background).JPG|Murinsel at nightImage:IMG 0551 - Graz -
Murinsel.JPG|Murinsel at nightImage:IMG 0544 - Graz -
Murinsel.JPG|Upon the Murinsel at night