The aim of our project is to create a flexible structure, able to change its form adapting to the different situations.
We achieve our goal by creating eight boxes, half of them made out of wood and the other half with a facade of polycarbonate. Each wooden box has its own functional use, following the program: toilet, staff room, bar and projection room. On the other hand, the polycarbonate boxes have the main function of connecting the wooden boxes, acting as corridors, where the exhibitions can be held.
Both the wooden and the polycarbonate boxes are light structures, able to assemble and disassemble easily, giving the project the necessary flexibility. This makes the project create different forms, spaces and circulations.
One of the highlights of the project is the direct connection with the exterior, creating activity between the interstitial spaces left by the displacement of the boxes. We take advantage of these spaces to create terraces and leisure spots.
The structure of both types of boxes is based on platform frame structure, a light structure used commonly for permanent and temporary infrastructures. Moreover, some of the walls of the wooden boxes can be lifted to create sunshade, held by some tensors, which are connected directly to the structure.
As the temporary museum will be located in many different sites, it should be prepared for all kind of climatic changes in the temperate zone, although our three sites are in Germany. The museum will benefit in summer from a cross ventilation which will keep the installations cool. On the other hand, in winter, our aim is to maintain the heat inside and prevent cold air and wind getting into the venue. The fact that we have provided the wooden boxes with plenty insulation and the UV radiations received by the sun will help us to keep the installations warm.
To finish with, the project achieves flexibility, spaces, forms and connections which make a temporary infrastructure work in any situation.
Christina Torner und Josefina Marmol