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JimAuditorium - Boobamara

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  • JimAuditorium - Boobamara

    Social Enterprise for Sava River Quay, Belgrade
    team: Natasa Prica, Jelena Grujic, Petar Bojovic
    animation: Nikola Damjanov
  • This is a conceptthat aims to redefine urban environment to more human and eco friendly. We arepresenting you futuristic and effective bicycle system that may help intransforming a community into bike friendly, healthy, economically thriving andsustainable environment.
    Our focus is onteam work and aesthetics that makes people want to ride.
    Boobamara is anorganism / mechanism whose functioning entirely depends on action andinteraction of its users.
    In fact, only teamwork can vivify the organism by producing electrical energy which isnecessary for activities. The main energy source, used for sound and lights arepowered by bicycle audience. It offers a possibility of creating an activeaudience that will provide electric energy for diverse events. This designinspires interaction and team work and raises awareness of pure energyproduction to everyday activities by exercising and participating in differentcultural events at the same time. Directing the energy, the audience is includedin the performance, it became an active criticism. Success of performancedepends on team work, motivation, physical condition of the audience, as wellas on the skills and abilities of performers to attract their attention. Whenthe audience stops pedaling the performance is over.
    Boobamara puts theaudience and performers into a new relationship of interdependence, whileenhancing the team work and community awareness. It also presents a polygon forsocial experiment of performers themselves where they can most directly contactwith the audience and to examine the acceptance and reaction on their work.
    We have chosen anabstract form of a simple ellipsoid which stands slightly uplifted from theground.
    Each bicycle isconnected to a generator which converts the energy burned off by the exercisersto the electric energy. The average exerciser has the ability of producing 120 200 watts of electricity per hour. This energy is stored in a battery and isused for lighting and sound, so the mechanism is self- sufficient in terms ofenergy supply.
    The lightweight,collapsible laminated wood structure is enclosed with a light envelope. Theenvelope itself is consisted of the fixed part made out of polycarbonate andthe movable parts (wings) which are made out of the inflatable impregnatedfabric. Each segment can be opened independently so the structure could betransformed from enclosed cocoon to fully open space.
    All the componentsare prefabricated and the erection should last for two days. Within one monththis concept could be put into practice, which is also an advantage.
  • Boobamara was designed in two steps:
    1. shown above - as an abstract model that could be rearranged or modified to fit any given location
    2. shown in animation and in the two pictures below - for park along the quay of Sava river in Belgrade.
  • Construction and materials presented in faze two were defined according to limitations of available budget as well as range of materials and capabilities of contractors on Serbian construction market.