Bubble Pavilion To Pop Up in UK Parks (4 pics)

Is it me or does this public art space look like Mickey Mouse's head? German Architecture firm Raumlabor-Berlin has created this mobile, bubble-shaped pavilion that should be popping up in 15 parks throughout London this summer (May-September). Dubbed Portavilion, the futuristic-looking building is an event space that can be easily deflated and packed up, saving on the manpower and resources required to erect a standard stage.

Watch for the Portavilion to host events including productions by the English National Ballet, the London Festival of Architecture, the Tate Modern and the Royal Society of Arts.

How exactly does it work? The structure consists of a van, from which an air-filled transparent membrane inflates to create a temporary space. According to the architects, “this translucent bubble can squeeze under bridges, wrap around trees or nestle into corners, providing a nomadic, inside/outside space in which people can perform debate, eat or simply hang out.”

Raumlabor have been experimenting with “bubbletecture” since 2006.

What do you guys think of this?

Via Inhabitat

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