Croatia designs immersive, robot-built “Cloud Pergola” Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Biennale
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a8/a868ea712508d54ef7df776d625837cb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />For the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" >2018 Venice Biennale</a>, Croatia's “Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality” Pavilion reflects on spaces of hospitality, the environment, automated design, and architecture's role in the 21st century. Designed by a team curated by Croatian architect Bruno Juričić, Cloud Pergola is said to be one of the world's largest and most complex 3D-fabricated structures.
Based on the traditional pergola, the pavilion comprises of three interplaying interventions. The main installation is “Cloud Drawing” by architect Alisa Andrašek in collaboration with Bruno Juričić. Working with Arup and manufacturer Ai-Build, the “mathematized cloud” structure was made from about 661 pounds of 3D-printed biodegradable plastic, and was largely fabricated by robots. The structure “integrates site-specific environmental data into a synthesis of form, figure, posture, tectonics, porosity, and light effect”.