• Year
  • Location
  • What
  • Size
  • Category
  • Team
  • 2016
  • M4H, Rotterdam
  • Architecture
  • 7000 m2
  • Pavilion Design, Interactive Design, Ambient Interaction
  • Eldin Fajkovic

Rotterdam is preparing a bid to host the World Expo in 2025, which should support the move towards a new sustainable reality. Considering the main theme Rotterdam is proposing: 'Changing Currents', the pavilion design is focused on concepts of post-event transplantability, ambient interactivity and landscape traffic-linking. The main functionality of the pavilion exists in twofold. One is a heavy base, defining a static pedestrian traffic network, while the second exists of demountable and transplantable organs, hosting functions based on urban themes of future traffic, community and activity.

The whole pavilion is linked together by its constantly changing character, obtained through the real-time alteration of the ambient layer. Influenced by the location, speed and density of the visitors, the pavilion re-arranges its routes in a physical manner and reflects its e-motive state through a virtual ambient layer. In a sense the pavilion becomes an ever-changing and responsive organism, with the ability to donate its urban-based functional organs afther the World Expo, to be deployed on other suitable urban landscapes of Rotterdam.