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  6. 2016
  7. Second Dome / DOSIS

Second Dome / DOSIS

  • 03:00 - 17 October, 2016
Second Dome / DOSIS
Second Dome / DOSIS, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Collaborators

    Luis F Núñez, Irene Gigirey, Arantxa Fernández, Bruno Canales.
  • Construction

    Arquitextil. Lastra & Zorrilla
© Drones
© Drones

Text description provided by the architects. Second Dome is an pneumatic living structure designed by the emerging Spanish architecture practice DOSIS for creative workspace provider Second Home. 

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
Axonometric
Axonometric
Courtesy of Dosis
Courtesy of Dosis

On 1 October 2016, Second Dome was inflated in London Fields in East London to host free community events for local families and children. The events were organized by the not-for-profit organization Shuffle, and include animation workshops, film screenings, pinata-designing and science experiments. 

Courtesy of Dosis
Courtesy of Dosis

This free day of activities in London Fields is part of Second Home’s commitment to supporting local communities and civic spaces.

Courtesy of Dosis
Courtesy of Dosis

Second Dome is a reconfigurable space that can transform within minutes from a single 65 sqm bubble to a multi-room structure with over 400 sqm and 8 meters high. No other type of structure can be assembled so quickly and also have the capacity to span large areas with a thickness of less than a millimeter. It is a technologic artefact that automatically responds to wind and pressure and that needs extremely low quantities of energy for fabrication and assembly. 

Diagram
Diagram
Courtesy of Dosis
Courtesy of Dosis

Second Dome was commissioned for Founders Forum 2016, Europe's leading business and technology event to house a series of high-profile events including an exclusive talk on design and innovation with architect David Adjaye and iPod co-creator and Nest founder Tony Fadell.

© Drones
© Drones
© John Porral
© John Porral
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Second Dome / DOSIS" [Second Dome / DOSIS] 17 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/797346/second-dome-dosis/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Iwan Baan

Second Dome / DOSIS