Sylvia Schwenk - The workers' lift


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 Schwenk, The workers' lift I, 2008-2010


The workers' lift explores the hidden space occupied by workers in a large shopping centre in Cologne, Germany.

The workers move between floors unseen by shoppers, using an exclusive private elevator that allows them to step on and step off different levels in the shopping centre. The lift offers a peaceful and quiet mode of transport; a moment of escape for the workers, in a hidden pocket of space away from the hectic noisy shopping environment that awaits them on the other side.