Posts Tagged ‘Water’
Is it a bird, is it a plane?
This proposal for a pavilion at the edge of a lake, near Den Bosch, calls back to the specifics of its location. The lake was one of the first places to be an area for windsurfers. Now it is a bird reserve. The lake, called lake of Angeles, is surrounded by myth and fable of all sorts.
Taking these stories and uses as a reference, a water sports and recreational pavilion was designed with the shape of wings and sails in mind. The wooden roof forms an extension landscape where people can dwell and sun bade. The inside contains facilities for leisure and sports.
Where once the Zuiderzee posed a threat to the vilages lying on its coast, now a lot of it is just polders behind a useless dike.
This architectural installation makes passers by experience this history. A huge wave overhangs the dike. Visitors can ‘ride the wave’ by climbing a stairs to it’s top. There a small room is made where passers by can spend the night in its interior overlooking the land behind the dike.
Three dikes named Guardian, Sleeper and Dreamer after there function in the landscape, are visually challenging the extreme tidal flow of the Loire-river and therefor emphasise a relation between the Dutch man-made landscape and it’s French opponent. Each dike contains a functional element for the campsite. The visitor can wake up under the shower of the Guardian (Dutch trans: the one who awakes). A bed is placed in the Sleeper. Finally one can sit and dream on the toilet in the Dreamer. Assignment by Estuaire Biennale, Nantes, France for autonomous design of a hide-out on an architecture campsite near the Loire river.
model scale 1:50