Client: Municipality Emmen
Location: Emmen, Netherlands
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $200,000
Ruud van Eggelen
Public Art Agent
HUBS: organically shaped roofs for Boulevard in Emmen.
In Emmen is currently being built on the redevelopment of the center. One of these projects is designed by CM3 custom-made: the HUBS (venues). The organic shaped roofs are made of composite and put some points on the Boulevard, along with some matching seater toes. The project was realized in cooperation with the municipality of Emmen and producer VABO Composites.
In total there are nine copies posted on the Boulevard North.
The HUBS provide an opportunity to sit down and offer shelter from sun or rain. Designer Ruud van Eggelen of CM3 customized explains his design: "The HUBS are eye-catchers of the Boulevard, which include connecting the large car park, downtown and Emmen Zoo together. By choosing organic, playful shape I hope to stimulate the imagination of visitors.
CM3 is in an early stage of the design process to cooperate with VABO composites, whereby the limits of the design could be found with regard to the producibility.
Collaboration with various disciplines gives strength.