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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.

 

Infomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio: Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian StudioInfomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio: Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio

 

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.

 

Infomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian StudioInfomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio

 

Infomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian StudioInfomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio

 

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!

 

Infomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian StudioInfomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio

 

Infomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian StudioInfomab 2010 Architect:Kawamura Ganjavian Studio

 

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.

 

Kawamura Ganjavian Studio via Decodir.com, Madrid Abierto

 

 

Comments
May 31, 2010
by Anonymous

I want to go in the water tank!!!!

I want to go in the water tank it looks so cool!!!!
I got to this page from this widget i got, its called the boredom button so when I am bored I just click it and well it takes me to fun games, cool pictures, weird and funny videos, and interesting documentary's and all so it brought me here, anyway that was interesting! Hey, I am the first person to write a comment awesome!!!!

Jun 8, 2010
by Anonymous

Ha! this is class, I got

Ha! this is class, I got here the same way! I found it interesting because it could be used in a practical situations. Maybe a pod in the centre of a town, used for coffee mornings, art exhibitions, installations and performances (busking). It would have to be longer of course and maybe some of the window inlets could be optic prisms?

Jul 13, 2010
by Anonymous

water tank

water tank