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Floating Pavilion, Groningen

This floating pavilion was designed as astage for various events and can be towed to different locations on the canals of Groningen. Its architectural form was inspired by concepts of movement, dream, surprise, etc. The raft-like concrete structure at the base - 25 m long, 6 m wide and 2.80 m high - houses dressing rooms, sanitary facilities and accomodation for performers. Its top surface forms the stage, on each of the long edges of which is a single row of high-backed, folding metal seats. The roof consists of two spiral elements that coil in opposite directions, with a translucent polyester membrane spanned between them. It conveys an impression of lightness and makes this mobile pavilion a striking spectacle on its own right.
This article is taken out of the following magazine:
DETAIL 8/1998

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