OBLAKA is a temporary pavilion designed for a competition in Flint, Michigan. It is formed from 3 different layers which perform as independent systems, yet at the same time are physically linked to each other. The structural frame keeps Oblaka tethered, while the hanging pipes keep it floating.
OBLAKA is not only a space inside a frame. Just as with every cloud, we can read both the form and its shadow, the object and the space created beneath it. The pavilion is therefore more than its physical manifestation but is also its fluctuating zone of influence, its shadow and its shade, which changes over the course of the day.
OBLAKA is not only a pavilion; it is a new icon in the city, remaining in place over the course of the summer and occupying only two parking places.
OBLAKA is multifunctional; it does not only allow events to take place under the physical structure but it creates a nexus that instigates and concentrates events happening around it; art, dance, performance, theatre, film and music unfold in the new urban identity of its setting.
Type: Finalist, Open Competition
Client: FLINT PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Location: Flint, Michigan, USA
Size: 150 square meters
Status: Conceptual design
Team: Anna Kulik, Giorgio Badalacchi