This is a small exhibition pavilion in Rotterdam, the result of a competition held last year by the national organization for Dutch architects (BNA). The program called for a temporary exhibition space for 20 people. The pavilion had to be movable so it could be used in different locations.
Our design consists of five multimedia-viewing "lounges" made of red polyester, hung in a steel frame and covered with a translucent polycarbonate skin. All five lounges are made with the same model but rotated into different positions, in which one can sit or lie down in different postures. The shape expresses one's level of interactivity with the multimedia presentation. At the same time, by taking a position in the pavilion, the viewer becomes a part of the exhibition itself.
At night, the doors made of stretched metal are closed to keep out any unwelcome visitors, and the light system is switched on. The reverse image of the daylight version gives the pavilion a completely new look.
At the moment the pavilion stands in a park in Rotterdam, but soon it will be transported to The Hague. Then it will return to Rotterdam, its final destination, where it will function as an information pavilion for that city's department of town planning.
Aldo Vos and Siebold Nijenhuis