by fala

107, or the Folly for Sun and Sound, is a public installation designed by fala and collectively built for the 2019 Horst Arts & Music Festival in Belgium.

For the Portuguese practice, the structure doesn’t exactly decide between being a stage, a room or a plaza. “It is made of a series of plateaux and four façades with distinct characters. The overall volume recalls the nearby barracks but its language is nothing military”, they recount.

Made of local wood, the architects used the paint to clarify the reading of the architectural elements. The coherence of the project turns out to be loose and open to interpretation as the authors desired.

While the green and white plywood tiles appear as feathers towards the outside, they are contrasted by the horizontal stripes created on the inside. The metal roof welcomes the guests and protects the stage while also providing support for two disco balls.

“One of the short façades looks like a rising moon, the other one recalls a white cat lying in the sun.

Authors fala (filipe magalhães, ana luisa soares,
ahmed belkhodja, beatriz branco, lera samovich, paulo sousa)

Location Brussels, Belgium
Year 2019
Workshop team beatriz branco (team leader), stan vrebos,
john gillen, nargiz abasova, francesco martello, anton hewit,
sacha ketelbuters, johannes meinzer, kaye song, margot bossy,
sofia hosszufalussy, maaie abou ghali, marta gruca, sandrine
gaulin, asli candan, gareth smyth, vitor rocha, ana mata,
gabriel brugnara, verena zahn, andrew finn, ivana brzovic,
melissandre de negri, oli brenner, simon kaisin

Surface 285 sqm
Client horst arts & music festival
Photography fala

Images and expectations fala 090 The Ordnance Pavilion Green Gallery YAP MAXXI Courtyard Transversal Collaborations Cinemapepe

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