A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in
A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in

Installed in a community building in Denmark during Trekanfest, this pavilion has been the location for many events, exhibitions and meetings. An installation that stems from Behin Ha studio's desire to make people reflect on the conflict between the human desire to come together on one hand and the epidemiological need to maintain separation on the other

Together Apart Billund consists of 375 ribbons of coated mesh fabric that extend between the roof of the Billund community building and the ground. Connected to the soil along an undulating line that curves in on itself, the ribbons create a series of cellular spaces. While the surface generated by the ribbons separates the individual spaces, its porosity provides visual interconnection between them

A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in

The project was influenced by Behin Ha's reflections on the nature of social aggregation during the 2020 pandemic. The installation attempts to capture the tension between coming together and staying apart by creating multiple interconnected yet individualized and isolated spaces

A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in

The bright orange color of the installation creates a focal point and entices curious passersby to interact with the work. With the upper and lower anchor patterns symmetrically aligned with the building façade, the installation is designed to have an axial relationship to the surrounding buildings

A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in

The interplay between the linear upper anchor positions and the curved ground anchor pattern results in visual overlays with different densities and transparencies. The installation was carried out by a team of volunteers organized by the client, the assembling procedure was designed to be simple so that community volunteers could participate in the installation of the work

A pavilion of orange threads. United but separate to reflect on the historical moment we are living in

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