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Eliasson's waterfall installation at the Palace of Versailles. Photograph by Anders Sune Berg

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Olafur Eliasson

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's large-scale installations that explore light, perception and environmental issues are always firm favourites with Dezeen readers.

The most popular of the year was a towering waterfall installed at the Palace of Versailles. The waterfall resembles those Eliasson installed in New York's East River in 2008 and gained the artist widespread recognition.

The Copenhagen bridge Eliasson designed to resemble ship mast and his installation constructed from Lego buildings designed by architects including Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels followed closely behind.

Eliasson's spinning top-shaped Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, which he designed in 2007 alongside architect Kjetil Thorsen, also featured in our exclusive series of video interview with outgoing gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones published in the last year


Top posts:

1. Olafur Eliasson installs giant waterfall at Palace of Versailles

2. Copenhagen bridge by Olafur Eliasson is designed to resemble ship masts

3. OMA, Renzo Piano, BIG and Steven Holl build Lego structures for Olafur Eliasson installation

4. Olafur Eliasson and Kjetil Thorsen's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion "looked like a spinning top"

5. Olafur Eliasson fills modern art museum with "giant landscape" of rocks