LOCATION

THE AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL INFO BOOTH PAVILION SERVES AS BOTH AN ATTRACTION POINT AND A TICKETING/INFORMATION BOOTH FOR PEOPLE VISITING THE FESTIVAL. LOCATED ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE ‘BLAUWBRUG’, NEXT TO THE RIVER AMSTEL, THE PAVILION ACTS AS A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ‘WATERCOLOUR’ CANAL ROUTE AND THE ‘ILLUMINADE’ LAND ROUTE.

DESIGN

For the structure, two cube forms are connected to one another by twisting surfaces. This results in 316 panels with uneven dimensions and therefore required the parametric optimisation of these surfaces to ensure efficient fabrication and installation.

All surfaces of the pavilion are constructed from tensile textile modules that together create a pattern of openings and reveal glimpses of the interior. MDT-tex designed 2d and 3d textile units which enable the twisting connection of the two cubes, resulting in a sculptural form strengthened by its components.

Focused LED projections present gradient color changes on the inside of the tensile structure, resulting in a constantly changing composition of light and colour.

PARTNER

Designed by our Partner UNStudio, Amsterdam