World’s First Spiral Lattice Loop Structure ‘Hole Zero + Timeless’ Will Allow You A Trip Within A Black Hole | Mask Architects | Mexico City

‘Hole Zero + Timeless’ | Mask Architects | Mexico City

Young esteemed architect and designer Öznur Pinar Çer and luxury Industrial designer, architect Danilo Petta of Mask Architects proposed a public art installation.

" Hole Zero + Timeless Kinetic Art Sculpture" that has been selected as one of the 5 finalists among 340 international projects by the MassivArt and MIRA investment and real estate development company in Mexico.  Located in Nuevo Polanco, Mexico City, the structure is said to be the world’s first-of-its-kind spiral interactive movement and rotated lattice loop structure. This enigmatic and futuristic structure will take you on an imaginary trip within a black hole. So, how the idea came? What’s the inspiration behind the design? Read on to know more about this futuristic project at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):

As per the Architects, the structure has controlled kinetic panels located on the latticed loops that will respond to human movements and environmental data collected on-site. It will be powered by sun direction and also human movements in a day and night while the panels are controlled digitally with own programs which are Arduino electronic card and system.

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The Inspiration Behind the Sculpture Formation

The curvature of the form is inspired from ‘Spacetime Curving’ which represents the ‘Time-Space-Existing’ in a timeless architectural spatial curvature form, uninterrupted-curve revolved around the form that takes a shape with the lattice steel main structure. Time is the path where the users can experience all spatialities of the black hole that would be either inner and outer space.

The uninterrupted curvature symbolises an infinite loop on space and existing timeless and represents sustainability, environmentally innovation, technology, urban wellness and sense of belonging.

Allow Visitors to Experience Black Hole

The concept of moving through space is something that everyone might not experience, yet everyone wishes to experience it. This interactive structure by Mask Architects draws from the movements of those visitors who pass in and by the pavilion and invite them to take the whole ´black hole´ experience.

People will see this immersive structure from any point in the square and also from the buildings according to the placement of the structure.

Through the day and night, users will be able to interact with the structure through kinetic lighting installation and modular movements.

A Futuristic Art Installation

The kinetic lighting will be a representation and sense of being in space. The concept of timeless emotions and the never-ending of time should be realised by the people around.

The movement of the lights with the structure and panels will create a futuristic art installation to celebrate human innovations and the progress in science, technology and lifestyle.

They will also feel that it's new hope for the future. It also represents future emotions and a new prospect.

Design Process

The alive structure is moved through up to 1 meter to protect the landscape design of the floor-tiled plaza area.

The art piece will be installed directly towards the East to Westside so that it can collect solar energy with rotation of the modules’ movements.

With this position of the structure, everyone can feel the connection and interact with the alive structure.

Materials Used

Its main body is designed with lattice steel elements filled with rectangular kinetic modules. Each of the rectangular kinetic modules will rotate from its pivot points which are located at the left and right side on the spiral lattice loop structure.

The total height of the structure is 750 cm, the total depth is also 450 cm and width is 650 cm.

The outer and inner surface of the main spiral lattice loop structure has materialised with stainless steel-painted aluminium and solar panels.

The Inner colour has ‘black dark-glassy solar panels’ while the outer facade of the ‘Rectangular bricks pieces’ coloured with mirrored Stainless Steel-painted aluminum.

Both colours of the materials move together to create mesmerising visualisations. Covered by mirror stainless steel metal and solar panel materials 1300 panels that will be optimized by sun direction and movements. Each panel will respond and rotate according to the sun movement. At the same time, 1300 panels will also collect the electricity to provide the general requirements of the site.

These panels rotate from its centre pivot point throughout the day, which will also be programmable and adaptable for non-predictive conditions.

The system corresponds to the required environmental conditions by maintaining sustainability and high technology advance usability and also provides a livable structure instead of the unusable structure.

Animation and Lighting Effects

Lighting installation and design will have fluent uninterrupted loop effects on the edge of the main structure such as black hole animation effects. The edge of the rotated lattice loop structure has the aluminium led profile to provide lighting with led strip elements.

Through the uninterrupted flow of light effects, there will be a realistic black hole light animation in night and day.

This lighting installation is provided for the wondering emotions of the people, which brings them around the structure and helps them to enjoy it. The interactive lights installation and animation will provide a larger set of cultural destinations.

Project Details:

Project Name: Hole Zero + Timeless Kinetic Art Sculpture
Location: Mexico City, Neuchâtel’s Cuadrante Polanco, Mexico
Architecture Firm: Mask Architects
Lead Design Architects: Öznur Pinar ÇER, Danilo PETTA
Design Team: Öznur Pinar ÇER, Danilo PETTA, Derya GENC, Sarje Nagda
Render and Animation Studio: Genc Design Studio by Derya GENC
Engineering: Arup Group, Erkan Sahin
3D Printing Company: MX3D and ARUP
Kinetic Installation Company: BREAKFAST
Consultants: MIRA
Clients: MIRA and Massiv Art
Gross Built Area: 150 m2
Year: 2020
Text and Images: Courtesy of Mask Architects

About Mask Architects

Mask Architects and Design is young an international architecture and design firm in Istanbul, Germany and Italy with more than 5 years of expertise in the fields of priority public and cultural projects and then workspaces,mix-use projects, luxury industrial design, medical design equipment and health, education, shopping, living space, yacht and watch design as well as production and master planning across the world. The office is led by young award-winning architect and designer Öznur Pinar Çer and luxury Industrial designer, architect Danilo Petta.

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