This summer, French architects Martial Marquet and Nicolas Polaert were selected to take part in Hellowood architecture festival in Csórompuszta, Hungary.
The concept behind the structure is to stretch a punctual light to create a circular space. In order to do this, Marquet and Polaert built with their team a large wooden ring.
This truss structure offers a gradiation of atmospheres according to one’s position: for instance, one would stand under the ring, in full light, to read; one would prefer to sit near the center, in shallow light, to chat with a friend – among various attitudes and movements that the Mazzochio spontaneously provokes. The light cast on the ground materializes a defi nite area, without physical boundaries : a social zone, where one can come freely to exchange with others.
The team was composed by art and architecture students who developed with Marquet and Polaert a set of four jigs shaped like working stations. Thanks to the time and focus they put on those, they built the 24 components in one single day for a total perimeter of 48 meters.
After few weeks in csorompusta, the installation has been re-assembled on Sziget Island in Budapest (HU) for one of the biggest music event in Eurpoe the Sziget Festival.
Design : Martial Marquet & Nicolas Polaert
Team : Andrea Ballesteros, Juan Ezcurra, Sonya Falkovskaia, Vojtech Nemec, Gabor Tajnafoi, Sari Weichinger, Carina Zabini.
Structural consultant : Pierre Brégeon / Arborescence ingénierie
Client : Hello Wood
Location : Csorompuszta, Hungary
Dimensions : 16x16x3,5m
Materials : Pine wood
Completion date : July 2015
Photos : Tamás Bujnovszky, Gábor Somoskői, Juan Ezcurra, Martial Marquet.