We want to create a creative space within an old hot air balloon. Lying sideways it will be inflated with air through a fan. At daytime sunlight generates a purple atmosphere inside and in nighttime projection mapping is planned.
Our Dream is to use an old discarded hot air ballon as a dome alike structure. It is lying sideways and gets inflated with air by a fan (0,79kW, 20000m^3/h). Once inflated, the huge Dimensions (23m long, 21m wide, 12m high) offer tons of opportunities to play with. During the day the sunlight shines purpleish through the fabric and in the nighttime chilling projection mappings from the outside are planned. We already have stitched 40 straps around it to secure it with rods in the ground from the wind. To tickle all the senses another idea is to play with fragrances (all organic like lavender or mint) which get transported by the wind. Due to the floodgate at the (real) top of the ballon we hope to ensure a controllable constant and cooling air stream through the whole balloon. In the next two weeks we will have a full testing weekend, including the projection mappings and safety tests. Folded together the ballon weighs about 160kg and measures 1m^3.
|Steel rods / bars and ropes||750|
|safety power generator||1500|
In cases of power failures, there must be instructed borderlings on site the whole time to ensure safety.
Hey friend! Welcome to the virtual drawing board of The Borderland. This is the place where we prototype the projects we'll realise during the week in the quarry.