FabCity pavilion designed around a campfire to welcome and encourage storytellers. This spring, the city of Amsterdam is host to the European Union. On the Marineterrein politicians discuss and decide on Europe’s future, under bright artificial light, with cameras and microphones registering each and every word.
In reaction, at the nearby temporary campus FabCity, Studioninedots built with StoneCycling a pavilion with a fireplace right in the heart of it. Because a good campfire triggers big ideas and storytelling everyone is invited to sit down, relax and share warming, unreasonable, crazy, unimaginable and hilarious ideas at The TrueTalker.
The True Talker is a cone-shaped pavilion that consists of one wall twisting around itself, triggering people to come in and explore the core. The solid but transparent structure is made from StoneCycling’s innovative and circular WasteBasedBricks.
During the day, the open brick pattern creates a play of light within the volume in the dark the pavilion’s surroundings are illuminated from the fire inside, presenting itself as a beacon. This is the place to sit down, relax, and exchange ideas. Everyone is invited to come to FabCity, to sit down at the heart of The TrueTalker and share ideas on the future of Europe, the world, mankind or anything else.
The TrueTalker is a project by Creative Workspace in Amsterdam North, home of, among others, Studioninedots and StoneCycling. With The TrueTalker Studioninedots once more initiated a project to gather multidiscipline partners in order to translate the omnipresent need for personal contact and collectivity into an attractive and technically challenging design.
StoneCycling is a young company that creates unique building materials from waste. The TrueTalker is made from the WasteBasedBrick, a high quality and circular brick that has the potential to change the world. On show: until 26 June 2016 Source by Studioninedots.
- Location: FabCity, Java Island, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Architects: Studioninedots
- Partners: StoneCycling, SBB Smit’s Bouwbedrijf B.V., IC Netherlands B.V., St. Joris Keramische Industrie, Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix B.V., Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, FabCity
- Commissioner: joint project
- Year: 2016
- Photographs: Peter Cuypers, Courtesy of Studioninedots