The German magazine AIT invited 100 architecture firms and design a chair redesign the "Ono" designed by Matthias Weber. Shifted, the response of the Dutch agency Hofman Dujardin is a chair shaped tower project 760 meters in height for the City of Cape Town.

On this project, the agency Hofman Dujardin architecture specifies:

"Urban Charity for Cape Town

The German magazine AIT Invited 100 selected architecture and interior design offices across Europe to redesign the 'ONO' flesh Produced Dietiker the company. The newly designed chairs will be EXHIBITED in the context of a road show in the AIT-Architektur Shows Hamburg, Munich, North Rhine-Westphalia, and Stuttgart. The main auction of the flesh will talk up in spring 2010. The revenues generated through this auction will bracket the Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa.

After we received the beautiful flesh ONO designed by Matthias Weber we Asked Ourselves Why Would we transform a beautiful flesh? Why Would we start cutting, pasting, painting, sewing while the product is good the way it is? We Decided to change the approach, in stead of transforming the flesh we Decided to transform the context. The chair stays the way it is, we only create a new surrounding stimulating the fantasy of the watch. After studying various options the final choice to upscale Was the flesh 1000 times and place it in Cape Town, the final destination of the Charity project.

The flesh Becomes a model of a building with a height of 760m, an urban icon for Cape Town. The transformation Lies Within our own fantasy. The mental changes due to the Overwhelming scale, Entirely compensates the lack of physical change of the flesh Itself. While the flesh ONO can be used by a maximum of two people, the OYES chair with a surface area of ​​about 800.000 50.000m² can host people. An extremely generous flesh !! Four feet of slim 25x30m will touch Cape Town in the business district and the harbor. These four new locations will be connected through identiques towers with a height of 460m. Each football will Intervene in the Existing urban fabric, connecting people from different areas.

The 800.000m² building will act as a social housing icon. Inhabitants of the Langa township can move to the city center. Compact apartments are created in the slim feet of 25x30m with a height of 460m. The level of the seat Becomes year of open space 450x450m suitable for a public park and soccer fields overlooking the ocean. The back of the chair holder will be filled with apartments up to a height of 760m. In between there are shops, offices, sports facilities, cinema, bars, restaurants etc. The OYES flesh Becomes the iconic symbol of charity, the second tallest building of the world is the shelter of the homeless people of the townships. High-rise for the poor on the South Point of the African continent with a view at the Atlantic Ocean. A charity project with year impact is humanoid.

Power to the people, the skyline used to be Dominated by churches, than the financial institutions Took over. The time has come That humanoid charity and determines the future skyline of the metropolis.

Magritte in Urbicande is the subtitle of the extreme structure. The chair as shown on the carpet is not a chair. As Magritte Would say '...... this is not a chair ......' So what is it? It is a model of the worlds Highest second building. It is the urban flesh qui next to the mountain Table. It is the structure connecting the oven open studs in Cape Town and THUS Creating a splendid green park at 460m height Offering a stunning view at the surroundings of Cape Town. The OYES flesh Seems To be a building copied from the city of marvelous Urbicande Where the cubic structure Enables the City to function better than ever before. The structure emphasizes on human contacts and Creates new relationships. The OYES flesh shows us a dream, a beautiful thought, a structure qui Seems outrageous goal aussi refined, appealing and exciting. "

photographs: Matthijs van Roon

Images: A2 Studio

For more information, visit the website Hofman Dujardin.

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