BenchMark model C. at Spuiplein, The Hague-NL.



The BenchMark_C project is part of a public commission for the municipality of The Hague in the Netherlands to design and produce a series of 3 'functional sculptures' in the context of the cities application to become Cultural European Capital in 2018.

The BenchMark project is located on the Spuiplein, a central public place surrounded by different public institutions, including the City hall of the Hague, the Public Library, the Dr Anton Phillipszaal and the Lucent Danstheater. Each one of the three objects is related to an existing institution as an input to their functional programmation and activity.  The BenchMarks_C  model is related to the Lucent Danstheater and represents a choreographic movement of sitting bodies in transitory positions. In this case, 360 meter of 1 inch stainless tubes are bend by an up to date CNC freeform bending technique. The tubes are then secondly welded on an laser-cut stainless steel framework and divided into 4 segments to be easily transported, assembled and dissembled when needed.

Location  The Hague
Client  The Hague Municipality
Materials  1 inch stainless steel tubes welded on 8mm stainless steel framework
Measurements  8.5 x 1.3 x 1.1 meter

Production  SWWS, team: Sabine Kruk & Remy Rivoire
Design  Sebastien Wierinck. Digital geometrical engeneering by Tom Pawlofsky
Pictures  Sebastien Normand


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