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OCMW Zoutleeuw

Sail sculpture in a public park

Client

OCMW Public Park Zoutleeuw

Project Date

August 2012

Project Scope

Public project

Materials

Woven glassfibre with a coating of laminated PTFE, stainless steel AISI 316

Architect

Amandus VanQuaille

Project Description

The Sail Sculpture in this park is a result of a competition. It is designed to bring people together. Around the park is a care facility for the elderly, as well as a school and a kindergarten.

The sail is designed as a central place of encounter, between the elderly and the young. It is simply a nice place for the elderly to sit down, watching the kids playing cheerfully around. But is is also a nice place to enjoy the outdoors together with visiting family or friends.

In the course of its existence, the sail often appears to be used by the citizens of Zoutleeuw as a backdrop for wedding parties or small-scale performances (classical music, gatherings, …)

This sail proves that an ‘enclosure’ can be much more than ‘just’ an enclosure: as an ‘architectural sculpture’, well placed and with the right lighting, this place really works as the beating heart in the centre of this park.

The fabric is very durable, made of glass fibre coated with PTFE. The masts and wires are made of stainless steel AISI 316, to ensure a long lifespan. After more than 10 years we note that the membrane is still very beautiful, white and enjoyable.

Zoutleeuw, sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept, design sketch by architect Amandus VanQuaille
Zoutleeuw, sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept
Zoutleeuw, sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept
Zoutleeuw, sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept
Zoutleeuw, sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept

Details

Zoutleeuw, detail of the sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept

Some photographs of the refined details: each corner plate, each connector is made on demand for this project.

Zoutleeuw, detail of the sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept
Zoutleeuw, detail of the sail sculpture by The Nomad Concept

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The Nomad Concept is a Belgium-based studio practice focused on tensile and lightweight architecture. From our inception in 2000, we have delivered exceptional private, corporate and public projects.
As a full-service firm, The Nomad Concept is present on projects from start to finish, ensuring that the ideas conceived in the beginning with clients are manifest at the end. .

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