Shift Architecture Urbanism has updated Bernard Tschumi’s glass pavilion in Groningen by applying a layer of translucent movie displaying all of the colours of the rainbow .
The Glass Video Gallery was finished by Swiss architect Bernard Tschumi in 1990 as element of an outdoor exhibition in the Dutch city.
Twenty-5 many years later on, Rotterdam studio Shift has adapted the framework so that, as site visitors move around it, colors seem to mix into an additional and create new shades.
Named CMY Pavilion, the design is primarily based on the subtractive colour technique – a approach normally utilized in printing in which cyan, magenta and yellow, collectively acknowledged as CMY, are mixed to produce a more substantial range of colors.
Bands of CMY transparent movie were applied to the glass facade of the box-like framework, making it possible for light to pass by means of and mix the colors. This permits guests to see a significantly wider spectrum of hues.
“We fully wrapped the transparent pavilion in a colour pattern,” Shift director Thijs van Bijsterveldt informed Dezeen. “The glass walls enable it to turn into a 3-dimensional graphic piece that alterations with the viewpoint of the spectator.”
Depending on the viewpoint, the strips of movie develop secondary “virtual colours” at the factors in which they overlap – a strategy previously utilized by Studio Dennis Parren to develop a lamp that casts coloured shadows.
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“Cyan and magenta make blue, yellow and cyan make green, and yellow and magenta make red,” Bijsterveldt explained.
Throughout the night, the structure is illuminated from the inside – making it possible for the colour-mixing result to continue.
Tschumi was one particular of five architects enlisted by the Groninger Museum at the begin of the 1990s to produce pavilions ideal for viewing music videos.
Structures by Peter Eisenman, Coop Himmelblau and Zaha Hadid have because been dismantled, while the fifth – by OMA – now functions as a bus cease.
Shift is the very first architecture studio to update Tschumi’s pavilion, even though more than 80 artists have developed interventions for the structure in the final 25 many years.
“In the past, interventions had been completed by different varieties of artists that mostly utilized the glass pavilion as an urban vitrine for their operate,” stated Bijsterveldt. “As architects, we have been interested in interacting with the pavilion itself.”
Bernard Tschumi’s 1990 Glass Video Gallery without having Shift’s movie
Situated by a active junction in Groningen, the pavilion will remain in its recent state till September 2015.
It bears a similarity to SelgasCano’s recently put in Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London – a rainbow-coloured structure built employing coloured, translucent and mirrored plastic sheeting.
Site program Net for CMY film Magenta position diagram Cyan place diagram Yellow position diagram Diagram displaying the overlay of the colors Dezeen