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Biennale pavilion made with recycled materials


Press Trust of India
The pavilion for upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale art extravaganza is unique in its construction with the use of recycled debris and discarded materials for its rugged exterior.

It has been designed by architect and participating artist Tony Joseph. The 4,157 sq ft structure's interior, though, is an air-conditioned space that can accommodate 300 people and has a distinctly amphitheater feel, a release from organisers said today.

"The design of the Pavilion tries to accentuate our recollections and experiences of spaces, colours, textures, emotions and sensations and in the process, and rekindle our subconscious nostalgic references.

"It is also an exploration into recycling and reusing materials as a way to reduce the impact on the environment. Thus, there are a lot of tactile elements which coalesce to form the design," Joseph said.

The design concept evolves from the context of the site, drawing parallels to the surrounding fabric of Fort Kochi, with its stock of dilapidated godowns and adaptively reused structures.

A multi-purpose stage will feature performances, poetry recitals, seminars, film screenings and competitions during the event commencing on December 12.

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First Published: Dec 09 2016 | 7:13 PM IST

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