1200 x 1200 x 320 cm
Urban Pavilion for the 2018 Triennial Bruges, Belgium
Impressive constructions by contemporary artists and architects worldwide will appear in the historic city centre from 5 May to 16 September 2018. They are answers to the consequences of today’s liquid society.
With UrbanModel, Wesley Meuris has placed a new pavilion in the middle of the city: amidst the trees on the Burg square. A number of panels of wood and glass frame English terms that analyse the requirements for an ideal society, such as Sustainable Interaction, Immersive Environments, Fulfilling Needs, Innovative Services or Communication Protheses. The title of the work, UrbanModeL, refers to the concept of UML (Unified Modeling Language), a graphic modelling language that is often used to categorise and schematically represent phenomena or processes. Meuris used this method in his design. He wished to create a space where one can discuss architecture, infrastructure and urbanism, and at the same time to create a restful place where being present, looking and encountering are at the core.