Blue Hour at Spreepark / Modulorbeat
“That is truly not structure anymore, this can be a park that takes place in an architectural fragment. And behaves the identical manner – there is no such thing as a middle, it is open, and you’ll sit on the bench with just a few folks and really feel comfy; however it may additionally turn into fairly dense. And within the sense of creative analysis, it is actually an experimentation, a sounding out of what this house might be everlasting. With the posh that to start with there is not any useful constraint that you need to accommodate, however that you would be able to utterly interact with the place.”
Spreepark Berlin has had a checkered historical past and can return within the coming years as a inexperienced open house for all residents. Initially opened as the one amusement park within the GDR within the north of the Plänterwald, it was remodeled after the political turnaround and lay fallow for many years after the insolvency of the operator.
As a part of an inventive analysis venture, modulorbeat was commissioned to work out the potential of Spreepark’s former fast-food restaurant and leisure venue, the Mero-Halle. In doing so, the “blue hour” served as a metaphor for transformation and alter. The “blue hour” refers back to the night or morning twilight, when the notion of the environment shifts because of the pure gentle scenario. The transition from day to nighttime and night time to day corresponds to the developmental transition between the deactivated park and future public use.
The design makes use of the present Mero Corridor as a place to begin and useful resource for growing a brand new hybrid place. The prevailing supporting construction, with its namesake MERO nodes, was strengthened as a part of the park’s safety measures and supplemented with blue corrosion safety: a luminous gentian blue that hardly happens as a shade in nature. The construction of the roof and its forged shadows have been taken up for the transformation of the corridor and might be discovered once more within the components of the set up. Benches invite you to linger, to observe and pay attention. Partial canopies shield from rain or warmth, but in addition change the view of the sky and play with gentle and shadow.
In the meantime, the curtain components, which type particular person sections throughout the corridor like an inside, thematize the boundary between inside and outdoors. Current shafts and perforations within the current flooring slab accommodate crops and create a hybrid between construction and nature. These interventions create a spatial framework that permits for various program makes use of and engages in a dialogue of house and use. The “Blue Hour” is a possible house that acts as a bunch and permits new codecs of encounters. The preliminary short-term set up will now turn into a everlasting a part of the brand new Spreepark after a profitable take a look at run.