Megafon is a work by the architectural firm Okidoki for the 400th anniversary of the Swedish city of Borås. During the past year with the Covid pandemic, people have been encouraged to keep physical distance, and isolation has been a sign of good citizenship. Some activities have been considered more dangerous than others: shopping has been judged to be more important than cultural events, and being creative with others has been held irresponsible. Megaphone comes from the belief that people need to meet each other, and that getting together is an important part of our social fabric. The pavilion manifests the human will to do things together and to communicate this with the environment.
With 160 individually controllable RGBW dots, we can change the inside of the pavilion in an instant.
Variations in color, speed and intensity take place daily to create a dynamic and vibrant view of the Pavilion. Visitors also influence the pavilion’s light expression through their presence.