All at the table
In form of a Europe-wide call for ideas, Wonderland -platform for European architecture- asked young architects to present their individual concepts for the participation and realization of the 'Wonderland Pavilion' during the Venice Biennial 2010. An international jury, consisting of wonderland board members and local co-operation partners, chose three teams from over 60 submissions: DUS architects (NL), MESS (DE) and x architekten (AT) .
DUS' proposal was based on the design of a table, as in the architecture of meeting, the table is among the most elementary objects. As a construction, a table is a platform for all kinds of activities. In our language and ideas, it exists as a place where the world concentrates on one thing. To sit down at the table is to meet for dinner or a short break, to join for a conversation or debate, to make plans or set out a route on the map. The design proposed to make a long winding table which finds its way through the spaces of Morion: from the street into the main space and again out to the courtyard. The table united interior with exterior. The Biennale construction-leftovers were categorized and transformed into a series of decks and supports, each having a small difference in design. Changing the course of the table according to the needs of the day, made the table walk around Morion.
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First prize Wonderland Competition Venice Biennial 2010
Program: Temporary pavilion interior
Location: Venice, Italy
Phase: Completion 2010 Project team: Hans Vermeulen, Martine de Wit, Hedwig Heinsman, Inara Nevskaya, Arminas Sadzevicivs