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Can you guess what this entire structure was built from?

“Its function was to highlight a lost heritage and to emphasise that any innovation in a traditional context should be based on a thorough knowledge of tradition.”

The incredible timelapse you have just watched was of the Ekklesia Pavillion built by Pink Intrude.A symphony of geometric wizardry sees a seven by seven grid of vertical tubes supporting eight horizontal layers of cardboard tubes. At the base is a 96,000 tile mosaic and a flurry of LED that illuminated it by night.

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All of this was part of the Spanish city of Valencia’s annual Fallas Festival.

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“The purpose was to investigate to what extent we could carry up this type of structure, and also to place in a traditional context a contemporary image to provoke the debate between tradition and modernity,” said the collective.

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To mark the beginning of Spring the structure was then burnt down. An event that was robbed of some of it’s spectacle due to high winds and rainfall, but nonetheless, amazing.

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The pavillion was designed to resemble a temple by it’s creators, so that “citizens can meet and realise the power they have to change things through debate and confrontation of ideas.”

All visuals are by Noel Arraiz.




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