Amy Patton


Tegel Airport’s hexagonal

main terminal building is reimagined

as a prism. Light

passes through the prism and

is bent, or refracted, by the

angles and plane faces of the

prism, and each wavelength

of light is refracted by a

slightly different amount. Red

has the lowest frequency and

is refracted the least. Violet

has the highest frequency

Each colour is refracted differently, so each bends at a

different angle, resulting in a

fanning out and separation of

white light into the colours of

the spectrum.