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The World is Not Fair: Architects and Artists Unveil 15 Recycled Pavilions at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport

by , 06/22/12

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Re-appropriating an existing warehouse structure at the ‘abandoned’ Tempelhof Airport, theater director Toshiki Okada created a shelter for performances that evokes the wrecked reactor units in Fukushima.

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Using the airport’s red and white striped color code, Dutch artist Willem de Rooij created a sound installation shelter featuring the sounds of Egyptian camels.

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Documentarian Hans-Werner Krösinger transformed an old existing antenna building to portray the negative use of the military and the history of forced labor of the former Tempelhof airport.

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Featuring wooden amplifiers, plenty of recycled materials, and a mobile solar kitchen, the Institute fur Raumexperimente — by Prof. Olafur Eliasson — recycled an existing building for “unfair poetry, sounds and discussions” that involve all the senses.

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Eric Gingrich used his ‘under-construction’ pavilion to portray different World Fairs (which have taken place for over 160 years), inviting visitors to imagine how future cities could be.

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Theater collective AndCompany created the most colorful pavilion, which is entirely made from recycled wood and serves as a stage for performances within an inside-out shelter.

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