suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
MAPT: the expo pavilion is a new way of thinking about sustainability. it is about mentality! the danish pavilion offer the visitors the possibility of making a difference; challenging people to interact with the building, by uploading information or even by extracting information. the pavilion reads your global fingerprint and projects it on the building, along with 7 million other visitors. the mentality is about understanding a network of global relations and thereby evoking people to make a difference. the pavilion is a tree-like structure, with a huge digital screen on the underbelly of the “tree top”. this is where all information is gathered and shared using rfid technology. the tree crown articulates 3 different exhibitions, all addressing sustainability on different scales.
the structure is designed with clever sustainable solutions. the temperature management system uses the absorbed energy from the hot air to temperate the building. the outer layer of the building is covered with solar panels and the structural beams are made from light weight fiber glass. the building takes up the sustainability challenge and translates it into something beautiful and furthermore becomes more than just a question of sustaining.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
MAPT: new information technologies, from photosynth to facebook. alex steffen on sustainability. philippe morel, ezct on biocapitalistic landscape. peter s. stevens on biomimicry.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
MAPT: a lot of ted talks. massive change. douglas rushkoff.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
MAPT: duks koschitz