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100% Terschelling in The Netherlands by Studio Elmo Vermijs
November 17th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Elmo Vermijs
On June 15th 2012, during the opening of Oerol Festival on the island Terschelling in the north part of the Netherlands, The Pavilion was officially opened. A Pavilion by Studio Elmo Vermijs and Arie van Ziel developed from waste materials and knowledge on the island of Terschelling. A platform for debates, discussions, lectures, presentations and musical interludes. In short, a place where “the word” can be conducted.
In early autumn 2011 Oerol Festival asked Studio Elmo Vermijs to look in new way towards the local area and to create a place made by waste and knowlegde of the islanders. In January 2012 was first started making the harvest-knowledge map of Terschelling.
There were various parties approached to inquire into residual materials that are released in their work. Linked to this, they were asked for their knowledge that the islanders possess, in this think of the facilities, equipment and knowledge networks, but also knowledge about crafts and education. Ultimately 43 parties were interviewed and included in an interactive map (designed by Casper Glorius) to make this visible.
This map was the starting point and inspiration for the design of a mobile pavilion which deployed on Terschelling and symbolizes this social way of working, based on local potential and from there developing projects and make connections. In realizing the pavilion were ultimately about 20 parties involved. Every piece of The Pavilion has its own story. On the back of The Pavilion there is a big canvas on which you can see where on the island are the different parts and knowlegde of The Pavilion from.
The coming years The Pavilion will available for various events on Terschelling, the Wadden islands, Province of Friesland and may even spread to the rest of the Netherlands. It shows the potential of an island like Terschelling. The next destination of The Pavilion on the neighboring island of Vlieland: the festival “Into the Great Wide Open” starts on Friday 7th of September.
BIO // STUDIO ELMO VERMIJS
Elmo Vermijs works on the intersection of visual art, architecture and design. In 2006, he graduated with honours/cum-laude at the department Architectural Design of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
After his graduation Studio Elmo Vermijs was set up, the studio initiates, designs and realises autonomous architectonical objects in public space. These arise from a social context in and the fascination for locations, spaces, (waste)materials, craftsmanship and constructions. The objects bring people together by asking them to act, participate or organize an activity. The projects are developed and built from the potential that is present in an area.
Recent completed projects: Harvest-and knowledgemap &The Pavilion (Pavilion developed from local waste materials, skills and expertise for Festival Oerol, Terschelling), Folding Sauna (mobile sauna special feeling of freedom and relaxation), Rolling Stock (proposal stage, bar and toilet in Spoorzone, Tilburg).
Projects in development and implementation: Tower Room (interior tower room for primary school in Zoetermeer), Meetingpoint station (banking & roof for stationsquare Zaandam), Hotel Buiten (Unique temporary hotel on the Sloterplas islands A’dam in collaboration with Overtreders W & Tijdelijk gebruik).
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