Eddington | Cambridge
Fata Morgana Teahouse commission was realised for the North West Cambridge Development. Designed by Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt, Fata Morgana Teahouse, a pavilion that invites audiences to enter to experience the Western Edge landscape through a mediated view.
The artists worked with master planners AECOM in the early stages of the design of the Western Edge, developing an underpinning narrative for the landscape of the 'wanderer', someone who journeys without destination or purpose instead focused on their perception and experience of their surroundings; the view, sounds and scents.Set within the context of the NWCD's major landscaped green space, the Fata Morgana Teahouse has been specifically located to maximise vistas and enhance people's perceptions of and interest in the landscape. It is constructed from polished stainless steel mesh, physically worked by the artists to form a fluid organic form. Its polished surfaces responds to the different light conditions, sometimes reflective, sometimes almost invisible.