Water Tank Becomes 'Spaceship' On The Streets Of Madrid: Infomab 2010
What does a creative architect with little time and less budget do to re-purpose a water tank? The Kawamura Ganjavian Studio, a Madrid-based architectural firm, created a mobile pavilion out of the tank to display information and publicity for upcoming artistic events. But, even when it's not in use, the Infomab10 pavilion draws people to it as an object of curiosity.
First appearing near the art center in Reina Sofia, Infomab10 found a perfect spot on one of Madrid's marvelous wide boulevards.
There are 100 porthole windows in the Infomab10 that light the interior space with sun during the day and with street lights at night. The reflections of light inside the spaceship-interior create their own very artistic light shows. And looking through the portholes is magical as well, as the thick round glass creates a fun house atmosphere.
Here is a quick look at the activity the Infomab10 has drawn...
And at night, from just a short distance, the Infomab10 appears like a mini-constellation or a spaceship right on a city street!
The Infomab project began as an experiment by the Kawamura Ganjavian Studio to see how the water tank's material - glass fiber reinforced polyester - could be repurposed. Not a bad outcome!
Infomab10 is now located in the cultural center of Madrid - the Matadero.