About the Project:
The tower is an archetypal architectural element which is indispensable from the villagescape of the Project Village. Our aim is to shape and build the Tower of Hello Wood. Because of the tower’s unique geometric characteristics it became the centre of the orientation over the centuries at many places. To see and to be seen are the main driving forces which formulate the tower itself. We add the user as a third driving force to form our tower for Project Village who will give a face to the installation and personalize it.
Our proposal is a tall solid object with a strong graphical appearance. There is an entrance without orientation and two direct openings on the top.
The tower is one of the oldest architectural archetypes, which has numerous meanings for the people of today as well as used to do in many primaeval cultures. Erecting towards the sky is an ancient challenge. The built object is a bridge between earth and sky, people and supernatural. The aim is to protect, observe, and help the orientation. The tower is a sign that indicate civilization from afar. Its form and size symbolize power, culture, and richness. Our aim is to symbolize the HW community.
The point where the HWT will be built up is at the intersection of the south border and the imaginary line that connects Csórompuszta and Project Village. We will recycle the materials made by ”Play with fire" workshop and give them a second life on the facade as construction and ornamental elements.
By using the recycled and new materials it will give a strong graphical appearance for the HWT. In the same way the contrast of the materials will let the users to learn about the history of the previous workshop.
From the user point of view: The fact that the tower has only two openings at the top for observation generates curiosity and concentration. The user sees two specified segment of the landscape. One is facing towards the Project Village. He will see the community that he is part of. That is the present. The other one opening is facing towards the past, to Csórompuszta, where Hello Wood has been started. It empowers the “right here, right now” feeling which is a general state of mind at the top of the towers.
From the observer point of view: The user enters the tower through a small entrance and disappears. The user reaches the top by a hidden path, although the endpoint, which is a small opening, is predictable. This predictable nature of the unseen path and the waiting period until the user’s face is seen in the opening generates tension in the outsiders.
This two-sided play makes the TOWER of the Project Village unique.
BUILDING / CONSTRUCTION
The surface of the TOWER has a solid appearance. It consists of raw and recycled burned planks. The structure which is visible from the outside combined with the burned planks from the past year “Play with fire" workshop give a strong graphical appearance for the installation. Behind the facade a tall ladder help the village people to reach the top level and enjoy the two direct view composed to the villages. In between the ground and top levels there are some floors which can function as a place for rest far from others in between the earth and the sky. With the workshop members we will design the graphical outlook of the tower and the way how we will reach the top.
About the workshop leaders:
Dávid Tarcali, Soma Pongor and Bence Pásztor, founders of Studio Nomad
Studio Nomad is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Budapest, Hunga- ry. Bence Pasztor, David Tarcali and Soma Pongor are the founding members with background in architecture. The word ‘Nomad’ reflects the diversity of our creative work that spans from small objects to larger landscape architectural projects and spatial installations.
Our aim is to show the beauty and joy residing in the simplicity of structure and materials. What drives us is our curiosity to experiment and our intention to create something new and unseen.