various architects: mobile performance venue
various architects: mobile performance venue various architects: mobile performance venue
nov 06, 2009

various architects: mobile performance venue

mobile performance venue can be brought to urban locations such as in a city park

the mobile performance venue (MPV) by various architects office has been awarded future projects experimental winner at this year’s world architecture festival.

the client brief was to design a lightweight and easily transportable venue that meets their technical requirements for projection screens and surround sound system, while creating an iconic structure on the exterior. the oval form is 90m x 60m and ranges from 10m to 17m tall, with 3900m2 of covered space. it can be configured to include optional stadium seating and the conversion of the central screen transforms into a stage for live performances. MPV is divided into 20 structural segments which allow for various arrangements which range from 2000 to 3900 m2 total area depending on event use.

there is a public plaza constructed by an arcade of open hexagons indicating the entrance, whereas the skin on the back of the house has a more complex and closed pattern. this exterior shell is made from a self-supporting PVC skin of hexagonal inflated tubes and cushions, is fire resistant and 100% recyclable.

a bicycle wheel truss provides lateral stability for the project. it is supported by standard aluminum staging components, is lightweight and recyclable. optional mesh or solid PVC covers provide shade in hot dry climates or rain protection in wet ones. water tank foundations remove the need to transport heavy weights. the entire unit can be transported in 30 standard 40′ containers. MPV requires two weeks for assembly and one week for dismantling.

or in more remote locations…

detail of hexagonal arcade at the entrance

five projection screens are included in the venue’s construction

structural model

structural model

structural model

profile drawing

status: schematic design client: arts alliance productions site: worldwide size: 3900 m2 team: aleksandra danielak, camilla eduardsen, jim dodson, ibrahim elhayawan partners: ramboll whitby-bird – engineers

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