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MDT-tex and UNStudio create Eye_Beacon Pavilion for Amsterdam Light Festival
15 Dec 2016 . BY Kate Corney
The cube structure is inspired by bioluminescence
Photo: Janus van den Eijnden
Fabric membrane construction specialist MDT-Tex and UN Studio architects have created an eye-catching information booth for the Amsterdam Light Festival.

The Eye_Beacon serves as an attraction point and a ticketing/information booth for people visiting the annual light art festival in Amsterdam, which runs until 22 January 2017. 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.

The inspiration for the design of the Amsterdam Light Festival info booth pavilion originated from the theme of this year’s festival, biomimicry: the imitation of natural phenomena for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

The design is specifically inspired by the deep sea world where living organisms use bioluminescence - often hypnotic pulsating light - as an attraction and for communication. This magical vivid world formed the starting point for the sculptural, yet functional pavilion.

UN Studio's founder principal architect Ben van Berkel said: “Similar to deep sea creatures that use bioluminescence to signal, attract and inform, the Eye_Beacon uses choreographed light sequences to alert visitors to its dual function as both a sculpture and an information point for the festival.

"Along with the effect of the pavilion partially overhanging the Amstel River, the twist that connects the two halves of the structure emphasises the crossing point between the land and water routes of the festival.”

For the structure, two cube forms are connected to one another by twisting surfaces. This results in 250 panels with uneven dimensions and therefore required the parametric optimisation of these surfaces to ensure efficient fabrication and installation.

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

Materialised in partnership with MDT-tex, 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.

Markus Müller-Feist, managing director and owner of MDT-tex, said: “The collaboration between UNStudio and MDT-tex, combined with the expertise that MDT-tex has built-up over the years, led to the development of new forms that required innovative and advanced textile engineering.

"The evolution of the form-finding and technical translation to contemporary future orientated sustainable materials marks the ‘twist’ within this outstanding partnership”.

Inspired by Ben van Berkel’s dual function concept, MDT-tex’ facade system is already designed for the future use of lighting and water harvesting systems.
 


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15 Dec 2016

MDT-tex and UNStudio create Eye_Beacon Pavilion for Amsterdam Light Festival

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MDT-tex and UNStudio create Eye_Beacon Pavilion for Amsterdam Light Festival

The cube structure is inspired by bioluminescence
photo: Janus van den Eijnden
Fabric membrane construction specialist MDT-Tex and UN Studio architects have created an eye-catching information booth for the Amsterdam Light Festival.

The Eye_Beacon serves as an attraction point and a ticketing/information booth for people visiting the annual light art festival in Amsterdam, which runs until 22 January 2017. 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.

The inspiration for the design of the Amsterdam Light Festival info booth pavilion originated from the theme of this year’s festival, biomimicry: the imitation of natural phenomena for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

The design is specifically inspired by the deep sea world where living organisms use bioluminescence - often hypnotic pulsating light - as an attraction and for communication. This magical vivid world formed the starting point for the sculptural, yet functional pavilion.

UN Studio's founder principal architect Ben van Berkel said: “Similar to deep sea creatures that use bioluminescence to signal, attract and inform, the Eye_Beacon uses choreographed light sequences to alert visitors to its dual function as both a sculpture and an information point for the festival.

"Along with the effect of the pavilion partially overhanging the Amstel River, the twist that connects the two halves of the structure emphasises the crossing point between the land and water routes of the festival.”

For the structure, two cube forms are connected to one another by twisting surfaces. This results in 250 panels with uneven dimensions and therefore required the parametric optimisation of these surfaces to ensure efficient fabrication and installation.

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

Materialised in partnership with MDT-tex, 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.

Markus Müller-Feist, managing director and owner of MDT-tex, said: “The collaboration between UNStudio and MDT-tex, combined with the expertise that MDT-tex has built-up over the years, led to the development of new forms that required innovative and advanced textile engineering.

"The evolution of the form-finding and technical translation to contemporary future orientated sustainable materials marks the ‘twist’ within this outstanding partnership”.

Inspired by Ben van Berkel’s dual function concept, MDT-tex’ facade system is already designed for the future use of lighting and water harvesting systems.


Supplier: MDT-Tex
Hardheim Germany
MDT designs, manufactures and supplies innovative and high-quality sunprotection systems, membrane constructions and custom- made products for textile outdoor architecture to customers all over the world.

Web: www.mdt-tex.com
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