Wonderful things happen in parks, and when fused with a city environment, there can often be cultural interventions. Located in London Fields, a park east of the centre of London (UK), such a pneumatic architectural structure took shape in early October, and the venue hosted free community events for families and children. Termed 'Second Dome', the reconfigurable space could transform itself from a single 65 sqm bubble upward to a multi-room 400 sqm structure within minutes, and the venue is really fantastic.
Designed and manufactured by DOSIS, a Spanish creative laboratory, the Second Dome venue can host organised not-for-profit events, from animation workshops, film screenings, pinata-designing classes (seriously?), science experiments and more. Originally commissioned for Founders Forum 2016, the idea of the space was to collaborate different industries and disciplines. Via the careful design ability to be able to respond to specific urban needs, the structure can quickly pop up, assemble itself and activate the city with little effort or energy required. Automatically able to respond to wind and pressure, the "...erection of the structure requires extremely low quantities of energy for fabrication and assembly", a spokesperson explained.
Discover more about this space at SecondHome.io.
Photography credit : Second Home