In the story about how the tower of Babel was built, it is God who wants to squash creativity and collaboration to prevent the flourishing of knowledge. A boundary that must be destroyed. We must continue to build Babylonian towers – more magnificent and larger than ever! Pieter Bruegel’s painting is probably the best-known visualization of this old Biblical endeavor. Against a sky-blue background, clouds float around the daring structure. Wolf D. Prix once saw this picture as a metaphor for his mission and started to build towers of Babel all around the world.
He has made it his goal to eradicate the disease in the next 10 years with a great communal effort and thus rid the world of this scourge.
Mucoviscidosis is a still incurable disease which currently – with the use of elaborate therapies – limits the lifespan of its patients to around 40 years. Since the genetic defect that produces cystic fibrosis fills the lungs with mucous, among other symptoms, an ocean climate has a positive effect on the respiratory organs.
… but the material for constructing visions
Chris Müller was introduced to Wolf D. Prix by the entrepreneur Erwin F. Soravia. Together they deliberated extensively on this topic, shared their thoughts, developed ideas, created visions, drafted possibilities and then set their groundbreaking concept down on paper: A biomechanical temple of the muses that suggests a breathing lung. A resort where soothing salt flows through every pore. ATMOS – room for creativity, space for experimental production, site of muses and market of ideas. And: A great vision that is becoming reality.