Adaptable dwellings & social housing in Amsterdam Nieuw-West
Small Oerol pavillion made of reused sailing cloth. This paviliion uses a scaffolding structure which is cladded with sail cloth bags filled with sand.
You can bring a lot of materials to the beach in order to build, but why not use the material that is already there? This paviliion uses a structure made of scaffolding tubes which is cladded with sail cloth bags filled with sand.
This studio was done in collaboration with the Oeral Festival on Terschelling and Rijkswaterstaat. Beach improvement and raised awareness of the Netherlands’ coastal defence were the set goals. In a team of three a rough concept was improved into a suitable design. This design was then tested with working prototypes of the building system.
Together we designed a system in order to process sailing cloth into panels for this pavillion. These panels will be filled with beach sand to give thermal mass to the building. During autumn the pavillion will be deconstructed leaving the sand at the beach, store the sailing cloth panels and return the scaffolding construction to the rental company. Several sustainable concepts were combined: recycle, re-use and local materials.
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