A cubic PVC-cushion, floating
in the air, carries a sailcloth-cover which hangs down as far as
90cms above the ground. In the middle of the
space, formed by this cover, video projectors are showing synchronized
films on the four inner sides. Visitors enter the space either by
down under the fabric or by entering through a slit in it. Black
carpet absorbs the daylight and connects the inside of the pavilion
outside space around it, where foam seats and information desks
create an area for rest and interaction between the visitors.
The flying pavilion is attached to the ground by four thin steel
wires. To transfer buoyancy forces from the thin PVC foil into the
wires, a grid
of powerstrips is placed between cushion and cover. The counterweights
are made of steelplates, placed invisibly under the carpet.
Assembling or disassembling can be arranged by four people within
one day. The construction material is stored in a medium-sized box-wagon
for transportation. One-way-carpet and helium are ordered on site.