bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties

seeking to encapsulate the perishable nature of parties, bornstein lyckefors has designed the monument of partying, imagined to settle within gothenburg, sweden. the project was conceived as a proposal for the exhibition ‘architecture projects: brunnsparken’ at the röhsska museum of design, serving as a material manifestation that recalls the atmosphere of something that has been recently missing from everyone’s lives — public gatherings and festivities. the proposed structure adopts a tent-like shape and is formed to house reception halls, secret rooms, as well as an archive of party ephemera. 

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
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the architectural manifestation of a party usually takes the form of gazebos, temporary marquees and pavilions, or decorated glades — physical expressions that are not designed to last forever. ‘the same is true of the artefacts associated with the party; glitter withers, smoke machines break and plastic party hats are consigned to an eternal yet hardly recognizable whirl in an ocean somewhere’ bornstein lyckefors mentions. however, the monument of partying emerges as a volume with a more robust and permanent character, while its shape stems from an experiment in which a cast was taken of tent structures that shared a single common tarp. large halls are positioned along an axis running between stone steps of the local lejontrappan landmark, and the palace house. above the halls, there is the archive, and the areas between them host the monument’s secret rooms.

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image courtesy of monolot studio

 

 

the monument of partying is presented at the röhsska museum among several other speculative conceptualizations for one specific public space in gothenburg, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary. the exhibition explores imaginative visions for one of the most talked-about spaces in the city, displaying works by eight teams of architects and designers. the teams were asked to present their utopian visions through the traditional means of a plan drawing, a model, a manifesto and inspirational objects.bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image courtesy of monolot studio

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image courtesy of monolot studio

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image courtesy of monolot studio

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bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
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bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by carl ander

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by carl ander

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by bornstein lyckefors

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by bornstein lyckefors

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by bornstein lyckefors

bornstein lyckefors' tent-shaped monument encapsulates the perishable nature of parties
image by bornstein lyckefors

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: monument of partying
architects: bornstein lyckefors
design team: andreas lyckefors, johan olsson, viktor stansvik, jenny andersson höfvner, karen cubells guillen, david svahn, elias lindh, per hultcrantz, jasmina herder
location: gothenburg, sweden
size: 12180 sqm (131104 sqft)
photography: monolot studio, carl ander, bornstein lyckefors

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