Berlin + Zuerich
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KunstWerke Berlin - first prize
The competition asked for a temporary definition of the entrance area to the exhibition space KW Berlin, allowing for a stronger visibility of the institution in the urban context. ON-AIR reacts to the most difficult part of this brief, as the protected historic building should not be harmed or touched by a single nail or screw! With Infalte and Airlight, Instant developed a pneumatic Tensairity structure cantilevering a balcony over the out over the street. Entering the balcony, the appearing visitor becomes the temporary representation of the institution. Unfortunately, he structure was rigid enough to withstand the loads but not its aggressive social urban context. As much as it was successful as a catalyst during the day, it was repeatedly vandalized during the night.