|© Dré Wapenaar 2013|
The project is produced with and at DORDTYART
( www.dordtyart.nl )
• thanks to : Arie Jaap Warnaar,
Lyda Vollebregt and Gerrit Willems,
and all members of Dordtyart.
• Audience capacity: 35-90
• Design and construction: Dré Wapenaar
thanks to: André van der Maarl
• Steel frame: Van Rijsoort Bendery and Dré Wapenaar
• Steel cutting: Reedijk Watersnijder
( www.watersnijservice.nl )
• galvanisation: Coatinc Alblasserdam ( www.coatinc.com )
• Welding: Johan Ravensberg
• thanks to: students of DordtMij: Danny van der Wal en
• Canvas: Ten Cate Campshield
( www.tencate.com )
• Production canvas work:
• Formfinding canvas: Jaap Schokkenbroek
( www.macad.nl )
• Confection: Patty Lintveld
( www.pattylintvelt.nl )
thanks to: Kara van der Molen, Mirjam Carels.
• Woodworks: Stephan Valk, Peter Carels.
• advice wood: Johan Jacobs
( www.vioolmaker.nl )
• Wood: Van Ierssel houtzagerij
( www.vaniersselhoutimport.nl )
• thanks to Evert Snel: Fazioli dealer.
• Pavilion size : W12 x D12 x H6 mt.
• Soundbox size : Diameter 7,7 mt. H2 mt.
( dedicated to joep franssens )
© Dré Wapenaar 2013
• a project with and at DORTDYART
( www.dordtyart.nl )
• The SOUNDBOX-PAVILION offers an acoustic experience concentrated around a central soundbox;
a form with a voluminous floor, comprising a hardwood base and light wood covering. The box is set
under tension utilising tension cables. The audience are invited to sit against and around the outer
edge of the soundbox, allowing the resonances to be all enveloping.
• The pavilion is designed for piano recitals, duets such as cello and piano, as well as violin quartets,
saxophone ensembles etc.
• The canvas tent structure of the pavilion and the soundbox are designed as free standing elements.
The tent forms a square shape against the circular shaped form of the inside floor. There is a 360
degrees horizontal perpective view and a 180 degrees vertical perspective view. The pavilion can be
expanded by using additional surrounding benches, extending the audience capacity from
40 to 120.
• The pavilion melts architecture, design, sculpture and performance, becoming a form of a
The audience is positioned around the musicians, with their perspective turned outwards, whilst
resonances run through them. A unique and physical dialogue between performing musician and
listening audience is thereby created.
•The musical programs of the pavilion are focused on minimal and contemporary music from Steve
Reich, Philip Glass, John Adams, Joep Franssens and Simeon ten Holt in relation to the old masters.
•This pavilion is the 4th in a series of piano pavilions:
- The FourGrandPianoPavilion completed in 2004, for the music of Simeon ten Holt.
- The RecitalPavilion completed in 2008, for an audience of 100, and max. 2 grand pianos.
- The SoloforYouPianoPavilion completed in 2011, for 1 grand piano and max. audience of 2.
- The Soundbox-Pavilion, 2013.
( translation: Emily Bates )