© 2017 jan tyrpekl

Sandworm

Architect: Marco Casagrande

 

Team: Jan Tyrpekl, Jan Luksik, Lukas Landa, Zuzana Hanuskova, Karol Jaworski

 

Location: Wenduine, Belgium

Photographs: Nikita Wu

 

Sandworm is an organic structure/space/creature realized on the dunes of the Wenduine coastline, Belgium. The 45 meters long and 10 m wide and high installation moves freely in-between architecture and environmental art and is constructed entirely out of willow following the local knowledge of a continuing interaction between work and environment. Casagrande worked hard with his team of young architects and local experts for 4 weeks in order to create something that he describes as “weak architecture” – a human made structure that wishes to become part of nature through flexibility and organic presence.

© Nikita Wu