Temporary visitor centre for the art event Emscherkunst.2013
The temporary visitor centre for EMSCHERKUNST.2013 and the Art Camp for local art associations are made from re-used overseas containers which house the different programs. By keeping the layout strictly at ground level and referring to a path through a village, not only the space inside matters, but also the various in-between spaces, sheltered by a roof or open-air.
In this way, a variety of social spaces are created while keeping the site fully permeable. Along this path spanning from the visitor centre to the Art Camp and connecting the Rhein-Herne canal to the Lindnerstrasse, different activities are plugged-in. The journey through this village and the sequence of activities go from rent a bike, information, cafes, shop and cinema, to artist village with art production and education and finally reaching the artist in residence. The path itself is defined by the different qualities of the ground: pallets, pebbles, gardens and flower fields. The roof shadows the containers, create spaces underneath sheltered from the elements and offers a spatial chromatic experience while walking through.
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Emscherkunst, Oberhausen, DE
OOZE (Eva Pfannes, Sylvain Hartenberg)
Project team: Augustin Roy-Verger, Mara Kanthak, Philippe Macdougall, Maria Chiou
Roman Mensing, Ooze, Thorsten Arendt
Structure: Reto Bonomo / Steel contractor: Tiggelovend Kok. / Fabric: Zonlicht / Woodwork: Jasper van der Made, Koert Verberne.