Horizon panorama
A 60 meter long dynamic horizon projection for the Frankfurter Book Fair

In 2016 Flanders & the Netherlands hosted the guest of honour pavilion for the world’s most important literary event; the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The pavilion by CIVIC & MATTERS architects celebrates authors and literature foremost, but also cultural context and cross-over arts are given a podium. Functions in the pavilion exceed the book alone, and are grouped around the narrative in a broader sense. There are theatre and debate spaces, several exhibitions, a graphic studio, virtual reality spaces, a bookshop, café and salon coming together in the 2.300 m2 pavilion. 

Excerpt of documentation of the large open space at the Dutch-Flemish pavilion, with the 60-meter long panorama
Film: Ernest Films

Sensory space
Made of temporary and low cost material, different routes through the pavilion offer a powerful sensory experience. The semitransparent walls are made by stacking simple plastic sheets, creating a kaleidoscopic effect when passing by. 

The floor is made of clay-stone to increase the sensory experience by movement. The open space is fringed by a slow-dynamic projection of the horizon. This way, like in the Dutch landscapes, the horizon plays an omnipresent role. The proces of finetuning these experiences was fuelled by several prototypes.

Contextual exhibition typology
The contextual approach for the programmatic scheme, is also present in the spatial design. The dense zone and the spacious salon relate like the metropolitan landscape of the Low Lands.

Separated by semi transparent walls, the different programmatic elements are allowed to influence each other, so the visitor is invited to understand the relationship. The largest space of the pavilion is a spacious room used to contemplate, sit, walk, and read. This combination of the open vistas and calmness on the one hand and the density, interference and proximity on the other hand creates a specific Flemish-Dutch exhibition typology.

Date
2016
Location
Frankfurt
Architectural design
Civic Architects,Matters
Horizon panorama design
LUST
Film
Ernest Films
Software
OPENRNDR
Open source framework for creative coding
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Studio

RNDR is a design studio for interactive media that develops ‘tools’ that are only finished by how they are used.

To achieve this, we develop processes, create structures, design visualisations, code programs, and create interactions. The end result can manifest itself across different media, ranging from interactive installations, data visualisations, generative identities, prints and everything in between – often real-time. We are triggered by how information and technology transforms networks, cultures, societies, relationships, behaviours, and interactions between people.

RNDR was founded in 2017 in The Hague, (NL). Its main members have years of experience as partners, computer scientists, designers, and developers at LUST and LUSTlab.

One of our core projects, and basis for most of our projects, is OPENRNDR, an open source framework for creative coding –written in Kotlin for the JVM– with over seven years of development, that simplifies writing real-time audio-visual interactive software. OPENRNDR is fundamental for the work and software capacity of RNDR as a studio, as it allows us to realize complex interactive works.

People
Jeroen Barendse (NL), partner. Design and art direction. Former partner of LUST and LUSTlab. Awarded BNO Piet Zwart Oeuvre Prize 2017
Edwin Jakobs (NL), partner. Computer scientist, creative coder and visual artist. Creator of OPENRNDR
Boyd Rotgans (NL), partner. Creative coder & interaction designer
Viola Bernacchi (IT). Design & data visualisation
Els van Dijk (NL), Office manager
Jaekook Han (KR), Intern, Graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYC
Previously at RNDR
Gábor Kerekes (HU), Developer, 2017-2019
Amir Houieh (IR), Developer, 2017-2018
Łukasz Gula (PL), Intern, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, 2018
Noemi Biro (RO), Intern, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, 2018
Selection of exhibitions
Open Highway, Raum, Utrecht, 2018
Typojanchi Typography Biennale Seoul, main exhibitor (as LUST), 2017
Cartographies of Rest, interactive installation at Mile End Art Pavilion in London (as LUST), 2016
Hyperlocator, What’s next, Future Tomorrow, 38CC Delft (as LUST), 2016
Type/Dynamics exhibition, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (as LUST), 2014
Selection of lectures
MiXit conference, Lyon, 2019
Google Span conference, presentation and demo, Helsinki, 2018
JFuture conference, Minsk, 2018
Creative Coding Utrecht, Launch of OPENRNDR, 2018
Selection of workshops
Workshop OPENRNDR at Artez Interaction Design, Arnhem, 2019
Processing Community Day 2019, CCU and Sensorlab, Utrecht, 2019
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Techweek, The Hague, 2019
Utrecht School for the Arts (HKU), OPENRNDR workshop, 2018
La Scuola Open Source, 1-week workshop, Bari, Italy, 2018
Two-week workshop at TUMO foundation, Yerevan, Armenia, 2019

Contact

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OPENRNDR
Open source framework for creative coding that simplifies writing real-time interactive software

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