raumlaborberlin recycles a vortex of waste material in the hague
raumlaborberlin recycles a vortex of waste material in the hague
mar 17, 2014

raumlaborberlin recycles a vortex of waste material in the hague

‘vortex’ by raumlaborberlin, the hague, netherlands
image © raumlaborberlin



‘we live in times of great turbulence. movements that normally cannot be seen are now taking shape and happening unexpectedly. things that appeared to be clear now become unclear. in the absence of external forces, friction within flows will self organize into a collection of so called irrotational vortices.’


berlin based collective raumlaborberlin in collaboration with local studio refunc (denis oudendijk and jan körbes) have upcycled discarded material in the hague for todaysart festival 2012. amidst a particular time in the city’s political history where multi-million euro architectural works are displayed alongside under-budgeted cultural institutions, the ‘vortex’ is seen as a spiraling force located at the heart of the festival that absorbs all the elements around it.  supported by a network of steel frames, various discarded timber materials, such as broken palettes and cut-offs from plywood sheets, are arranged in a cyclical form rising 7 meters above the ground enveloping itself. the pavilion serves as the main bar and event venue for the duration of the festival, only to return the material back to its normal life cycle after the installation is disassembled.



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