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Wim van den Bergh Architect

“Pavilion of Presentations”
Contemplations for Copenhagen 1/10

The Cartography of the Pause, Visions for Copenhagen Cultural Capital of Europe 1996

Publication: 1995/02, 1996/02, 2002/04
Exhibition: Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, 28.12.1995 / 04.02.19961995_02e_Pavilion_of_Presentations_files/1987%3A02%20Amsterdam%20Kattenlaan.key


Selected Invitations





The reading of the signs within the 'Templum' represented by the four views and the aerial photograph.

Monuments representing state, religion, justice, commerce, culture and knowledge. Monuments are fixed points in space and time.


The 'theme' for this specific 'Templum'.

Pavilion for itinerate exhibitions


The laying out of the 'Template' of the labyrinth and its directions.

The UTM Grid point is projected to be the center of a cross laid out in the directions of the UTM Grid, this cross is marked by four points in such a way that these points form a square of 4.80 x 4.80 m. Within this square these corner-points are then used as the centers of four angles of 1.20 m. The cross the angles and the points are the basis to construct the labyrinth-diagram. The end-point of the labyrinth's route faces the monuments and will be the center from which the construction of the labyrinth-diagram is started.


The assessing of the signs by the rules of the inaugurator's science, so the proposal of a design.

The Pavilion of Presentations forms a counterpoint to the monuments and their tendency to fix space and time, by adopting the temporal and flexible qualities of space and time. The circulation, following a route that is both fixed as well as flexible, is designed in such a way that the visitors can experience a variety of spaces, inside, outside, enclosed, open, light, dark, covered and uncovered.


Pavilion, from Latin 'papilio', butterfly, tent, from its resemblance to a butterfly's wings.

Ground level

Model looking from the South

Conregio + Cortumio

Model looking from the West

Water Level

Model looking from the North

Section North-South

Model looking from above

with light coming through the veins of the vertical plywood

Model looking from the East

Model looking from the South-West

Model looking from the North-West

Model looking from the South-East

Model looking from the North

Perspective looking towards South

Exterior view on the front side of the translucent paper

Perspective looking towards South

Interior view on the back side of the translucent paper

Section West-East

Model looking from above