General information

  • Location address
    Groningen
  • Location country
    Netherlands
  • Year of construction
  • Function of building
    Entertainment & recreation
  • Degree of enclosure
  • Climatic zone
    Temperate - cold winters and mild summers
  • Type of application of the membrane

Description

The floating pavilion was designed as a stage for various events and can be towed to different locations on the canals of Groningen. Its architectural form was inspired by concepts of movement, dream , surprise, etc. The raft-like concrete structure at the base - 25m long, 6m wide and 2,8m high - houses dressing rooms, sanatary facilities and accomodation for performers. Its top surface forms the stage, om each of the long edges of which is a single row of high-backed, folding metal seats. The roof consists of two spiral elements that coil in opposite directions, with a translucent polyester membrane spanned between them. It conveys an impression of lightness and makes this mobile pavilion a striking spectacle in its own.

[Detail 8/1998, Mobile Structures, p 1428]

Description of the environmental conditions

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Floating Pavilion, Groningen

Material of the cover

  • Cable-net/Fabric/Hybrid/Foil
    Foil
  • Material Fabric/Foil
    Polyester
  • Material coating
    PVC

Main dimensions and form

  • Covered surface (m2)
    150
  • Total length (m)
    25
  • Total width (m)
    6

Duration of use

  • Temporary or permanent structure
    Permanent
  • Convertible or mobile
    Convertible and mobile
  • Design lifespan in years
    00-05

Involved companies

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