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SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande

  • 01:00 - 6 April, 2012
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande
SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande, © Nikita Wu
© Nikita Wu

© Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Wenduine, Belgium
  • Project Manager

     Nikita Wu / C-LAB
  • Organizer

     Beaufort 04 Triennial of Contemporary Art
  • Willow Experts

     Karol Jaworski, Pawel
  • Beaufort Specialists

     Santiago De Waele, Karl Van Kelst
  • Materials

    Willow, Sand
  • Beaufort Triennial Curator

    Jonas Vandeghinste
  • Casagrande Laboratory for Cicada

    Jan Luksik, Jan Tyrpekl, Lukas Landa, Zuzana Hanuskova
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0
  • Photographs

From the architect. 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
© Nikita Wu

The visitors are describing the Sandworm as a willow cathedral finely tuned to celebrate the site specific conditions of the Wenduine tidal beaches. The space is used for picnics, relaxation and post industrial meditation.

© Nikita Wu
© Nikita Wu

“Inside the sandworm you are greeted by a natural spectacle of light and shadow. I was amazed. How you can create such beauty with such simple natural materials. The artist believes that architectural control goes against nature and thus also agains architecture. The built human environment is a mediator between human nature and nature itself. To be part of this, man must be weak. To the Finnish artist Marco Casagrande designing is not sufficient. Design should not replace reality. The building must grow out of the location, it must react to its environment, it must be a reflection of life and also be itself, as every other living being.” - Peter Beyen

plan sketch
plan sketch

Designing is not sufficient. Design should not replace reality. The building must grow out of the location; it must react to its environment, it must be a reflection of life and also be itself, as every other living being. Architectural control goes against nature and thus also against architecture. The built human environment is a mediator between human nature and nature itself. To be part of this, man must be weak.

© Nikita Wu
© Nikita Wu
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "SANDWORM / Marco Casagrande" 06 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/223656/sandworm-marco-casagrande/>
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Apidol kheancharoen · August 14, 2012

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OFF magazine · April 16, 2012

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Esther Viragh · April 14, 2012
Helena De Brabandere · April 13, 2012

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Tomas Vanderplaetse · April 13, 2012

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ANTONIO REDONDO · April 13, 2012

#Arquitectura efímera, instalación o escultura? Marco Casagrande la integra bellamente en el paisaje.
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Bob Mcintire · April 12, 2012

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MESTIZO-ARTWORKS · April 12, 2012

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Julia van der Vink · April 12, 2012

Oh, I love this so. RT @megmaker: Remarkable land art by Marco Casagrande, "Sandworm:" http://t.co/k39tl5cP

Meg Houston Maker · April 12, 2012

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Roscoe P. Dunwoody ? · April 12, 2012

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pagan · April 12, 2012

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CAPUY · April 12, 2012

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Tommy · April 12, 2012

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? · April 10, 2012

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InterfaceDeutschland · April 10, 2012

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Interface Schweiz · April 10, 2012

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Murray · April 10, 2012
Nicholas Patten · April 10, 2012
Tienie van Rooyen · April 10, 2012

Love it...

Bryan Washington · April 10, 2012
Kevin Schoonmaker · April 10, 2012

The spectacle created by light and shadow in this hut tells a valuable story about pattern and ornamentation http://t.co/ZE2RwPcM

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DoorandWindowParts · April 10, 2012

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Sandra Novoa · April 10, 2012

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Qui Mineo · April 10, 2012

Sulle coste del Belgio è sorta Sandworm, "una architettura debole" come l&#39ha definita il suo ideatore, cioè una... http://t.co/NH91raFq

David Stancu · April 10, 2012

Sandworm art installation.

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Marcos Aquino · April 09, 2012

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vicens · April 09, 2012
out-lines design · April 09, 2012

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Georg van Gass · April 08, 2012

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Hertzlocker · April 08, 2012

It reminds me of something very Frank Herbert......"Dune" like.

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Darryl Moore · April 08, 2012

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Steven Wishart · April 07, 2012

SANDWORM love it. Might inspire some alternative outdoor learning spaces / Marco Casagrande http://t.co/UL1Q8QYg

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Thomas Davies · April 07, 2012

Amazing space:

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Nicholas Wickersham · April 07, 2012

Stilgar: "Usul, we have wormsign the likes of which even God has never seen."

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