Collaborating from New York, Paris and Barcelona, we went through several options to achieve the sharpest formalizations for each of the installations. We show 5 of them, including the main one in the Exhibition Center:
We started with the idea of a ball able to show information of the events on the outside and give a new world in the inside.
A wooden world to rest from the information overload and be able to focus in some content that would be given through tablets and Wi-Fi.
But this closed environment gave a wrong feeling of closed environment and we went over it by putting away the exterior cover and replacing it with LED screens.
Achieving a very interesting space.
The exhibition center ball.
Parts of it.
The section.After having developed this version, we twisted it completely to be a more site-specific installation: using the existing covered spaces we created a hanging roof with clothes.
One version like a courtain.
That would have hidden lights.
In a very simple way.
We were creating a very appealing space.
Or another version was using a typical cloth bracelet.
Hiding some lights behind.
In the shape of a vibrating ceiling.
Attached to the structure.
Parallel to this evolution we developed for Orb and Mona other installations:
Energy for all: 5 rows of bicycles will power a central sphere.
Parts of it.
Plan and section.
Detail section showing the cloth distanced from the structure that holds the light.
Water for all: a path of water drums leads into a sphere done with recycled bottles.
Plan showing the path.
Section showing the bottles with LED lights inside.
Better cities for all:
A sphere to get inside and surf through the most cutting-edge examples of cities.
A platform brings you to the inside and avoids the shadows of the people.
From the platform several tablets allow to surf through the information.
The globe had to be a floating sphere.
With information projected onto it.
A huge element able to communicate the event to the population.