In the midst of commercial stands, we suggest a space of scarcity, a sacral space which strongly contrasts with its direct surroundings. Based on the archetype of “the chapel”, the bar becomes a space for contemplation, a silent space, closed off from its environment. Its products: water, bread and wine. The bar has a central plan layout, dominated by a dome. The chapel is separated from the exhibition space using a storey high “curtain” which circumscribes the plan. Openings in the façade enable entrance from all angles.


A sharp contrast is created between ceiling and floor. The ceiling, a decorative element, differs in height and form. The central element is formed by an icosahedron (geodesic dome) which reaches the maximum height of the exhibition hall. The floor and furniture are austere, the circular bar replaces the altar, in the centre of the plan, and is surrounded by 5 benches containing a total of fifty seatings.


The stand will be erected from cardboard. The material is cheap, light and can easily be recycled. Both ceiling and façade will be suspended from a circular truss (rental). The truss will be directly connected to the roof construction of the exhibition hall. The façade will be divided in 700mm wide bands fabricated from 3mm thick corrugated cardboard on roll. The ceiling consists of 580 triangular elements, cut from 8mm thick corrugated cardboard plates.



The cardboard sheets will be perforated with a pattern, which intensifies gradually towards the centre of the dome. The pattern enables light to enter the bar, creating an effect which will hopefully enchant and surprise visitors. The façade, ceiling and bar will be manufactured by Urban Fabric (a Rotterdam based laser cutting company).





Jaar 2014 Locatie Kortrijk
type installatie oppervlak 100 m²
Status prijsvraag Team Luuk Stoltenborg, Bas de Boer, Saynzo Osinga, Laura Ubachs
Opdrachtgever Interieur Bienale Kortrijk Constructeur Pieters Bouwtechniek Delft
Budget 10.000 euro Aannemer eigen productie


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