Domus, The pilgrimage site of design

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DEPO 2015

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24. 04. - 31. 12.

Opening times Tue–Fri 11:00am – 7:00 pm; Sat 11:00am – 9:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 6:00 pm

Admission CZK 100 (the entire exhibition area)

Five rivers, endless nature, theatre as well as a machine, all in an integrated game. Werner Aisslinger, Jiří Příhoda, Dechem, Jan Plecháč and Henry Wielgus, Maxim Velčovský and ten other designers from around the world in the new landscape of an industrial depot. A pilgrimage site in the language of contemporary design.

Domus – the Pilgrimage Site of Design presents a landscape experience through which prominent European designers respond to topics referring to the history as well as the present-day life of Pilsen. The project brings in a certain kind of a vision of a contemporary pilgrimage site, connected with the historical Baroque pilgrimage trail leading through Pilsen. It forms a visually attractive, animated message about our lives and Pilsen in 2015; using the language of design, that message is embedded in an interactive installation in the industrial landscape of the erstwhile workshops of the depot.
Water, machine, earth, game and mystique. Employing the five underlying themes proceeding from the general perception of Pilsen and pervading through the entire installation, the designers create a unique environment where the view of the particular topics opens a private learning path, its perspective offering an interesting opportunityfor mutual contrasts and interactions. The German author Werner Aisslinger works with a sketch of an enclosed meditation space; Jiří Příhoda is changing the perspective from which the space and the entire exhibition installation is viewed; Henry Wielgus, Jan Plecháč and Maxim Velčovský are preparing grand inventive installations.
The magical space of the glass-walled hall for heavy equipment repairs, currently the creative zone of DEPO2015, will witness the creation of a unique installation featuring a transparent pavilion placed there by Werner Aisslinger, the architect of the exhibition. The pavilion forms an interior chapel of a sort, inviting visitors to view the individual exhibits in an intimate setting. The layout of the pavilion evokes the impression of a glasshouse and has been chosen intentionally; contrasting with the architecture of the hall, it symbolises lightness, purity, and fondness for the environment. The interior space segmented into the individual installations represents a mysterious garden, a laboratory of miracles and a futuristic study room.
Two installations situated outside the interior pavilion dominate the entire hall, the first being a sort of poster of the exhibition, the second its intrinsic point. The installation by Maxim Velčovský adorning the preview wall right in the front of the hall is intended to be a multimedia coat of arms, or an emblem; the work by Jiří Příhoda is a suspended meditation point, a place of the utmost intimacy. Domus is not just a visual delight. It's an experience of connection between the physical and the mental. It's an unusually interestingly designed space, just perfect for meditation surrounded by beauty!

Organised by Pilsen 2015


► This project is a part of Flagship project: Imagination Factories