WATER & WIND PAVILION
Ontwikkelings Bedrijf Rotterdam
The history of Rotterdam is inextricably linked to the Hoek van Holland, an area that owes its existence to the interplay of water and wind. The digging out of the Nieuwe Waterweg is an important milestone in this history. For a location at the mouth of the Nieuwe Waterweg, DWARS ontwerp has designed a plan for a public pavilion dedicated to this milestone: the Water & Wind Pavilion. An attractive information center and experience in which the history of its origins and hereby related sectors/institutions are brought together.
The pavilion houses catering, space for temporary presentations and events and a multimedia exhibition / experience as an introduction to the surrounding heritage institutions and maritime sectors. An exhibition that starts with the excavation of the Nieuwe Waterweg and then takes the visitor into what that meant for Hoek van Holland, such as the extensive coastal lighting, buoys and beacons, dynamic coastal guarding, the coastal defense in various times, maintenance and the protection of the passage, the ferry service, …
The scenario translates the story line into a public attraction in 12 scenes in which visitors are taken along landmarks in history. Water level and wind strength give an indication of the atmosphere of each scene.
The icons suggest which media mainly will be used to outline the subject. The curves for noise, wind and swell indicate what visitors physically experience as they follow the recommended route through the exhibition.
The ideas for the pavilion at the Nieuwe Waterweg location have been translated by architect Franz Ziegler into an all-sided building, in which each side has a relationship with the environment and shows an exciting interaction between inside and outside.
Architect, designers, catering operator and client together have explored how the scenario can be spatially integrated into an effective exploitable building. In the sketch design, the various functions – information, exhibition, catering, viewing point – are therefore intertwined.
client: Ontwikkelings Bedrijf Rotterdam
concept: Miriam de Lange – DWARS ontwerp
sketch design exhibition: DWARS ontwerp
sketch design building: Franz Ziegler, office for architecture and urban planning