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Keywords Change this

Experimental, Temporary Architecture

Project timeline

1970 – 1972

Type

Experimental

Location Change this

Fridericianum
Kassel
Germany

Current state

Demolished

Architect Change this

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Article last edited by AleeshaCallahan on
August 06th, 2013

Oase No. 7 Change this

Kassel, Germany
by Haus-Rucker-Co Change this
1 of 8

Description Change this

Oase No. 7 was designed as part of the Documenta 5 exhibition in Kassel, 1972. The Cloud by Coop Himmelb(l)au was also designed to be featured in Documenta 5, however it remained unbuilt.

Oase No. 7 is a transparent sphere with a diameter of 8 metres, the sphere was placed in front of the main facade on the Friedericianum. A catwalk made of standard tubular steel sections projected through the window from the interior of the building into the transparent sphere. A tubular steel ring was fixed to this footbridge, at a slight distance from the façade. This ring formed the external support for a PVC foil shell that formed a sphere when inflated into shape by an air pump.

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