© Florian Hafele

White Noise

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City, Country Salzburg, Austria
Year 2010
Client Biennale Salzburg
Architect soma architecture
Services Structural engineering
Facts NFA: 120 m² | Height: 7 m | Length: 21 m | Width: 15 m | Surface area: 140 m²

During the Salzburg Biennale 2011, White Noise, a temporary exhibition pavilion, served as the venue for numerous cultural events from March to June. With a capacity for up to 80 visitors and its inner-city location at Mozartplatz, it gave the events a new presence. In the following years, White Noise was used for art and cultural events throughout Austria.

An aluminium structure of elements of equal length creates a spatially oscillating picture which can be perceived, depending on lighting conditions and one’s perspective, as an arrangement of individual components and a merged mass.

The structure was generated and optimised using genetic algorithms considering architectural and structural criteria. The digital design process was continued throughout the fully automated manufacturing process.

Structural Engineering
Design Technologies
Temporary & Mobile
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© Florian Hafele