BIG BERRY on Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea
BIG BERRY & Hosekra are going to build Slovenian house on Winter Olympic Games in South Korea 2018
BIG BERRY has immersed into new project right after closing summer resort on Kolpa River, and once again is going global through connection of ideas, cultures, design and businesses. BIG BERRY accepted the challenge to create structure for 500m2 of Slovenian house, located on the near entrance of the ski resort Alpensia, in the South Korean city PyeongChang, that will host numerous prominent and respectful sportsmen and entrepreneurs during 23rd Winter Olympic Games.
The project has the aim to develop space with unique atmosphere and worth for country’s world sport champions, while creating an ambience that shows original Slovenian hospitality, culture, entrepreneurship and architecture to the rest of the world. Considering the size and various functionality that the Slovenian house will have during 17 days in February 2018, it has been decided to develop rather simple architectural structure with focus on the usability of the space and idea came to the traditional symbol of Slovenia’s culture, “kozolec”. Completely vernacular architectural style will be combined also with simple and most recognizable traditional Asian elements, paper lampions.
Perhaps hayrack ("kozolec") is not the right architectural solution to be represented with, on one of the biggest world sport events, or is it? The thought through concept has a deeper idea which is to join archaic and handmade elements with contemporary high technology, sport with business and in parallel with that Europe with Asia. The “awe” element of the space will be reached with the massive wooden structure that show the stability and confidence, with horizontal trunks long 2,40m, and 2,20m high. All parts recall the hayrack structure and include subtle Slovenian symbols, such as Triglav and its three peaks.
The structure will support various gathering purposes and people from different backgrounds; sports, media, entrepreneurs and visitors. Focused on multi functionality, hayrack structure will optimally divide the space for different purposes; main social area - restaurant, 2 auditories for informal and formal events, lounge area and open spaces for exhibitions or presentation of the sponsors.
Being for years in line with Slovenian trends and countries visibility, BIG BERRY and Hosekra is the specialist for development of the structures that blend in and create the feeling of unity by joining the spaces, purposes and ideas.
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