Dome of Visions 3.0 is the third dome in a series of experiments. DoV is an experiment that aims to create knowledge about how it affects our architecture and our well-being to build inside a greenhouse and work with a passive and solar heated space as a building envelope, that generates a third climate as the majority of the area we use. A space that is neither inside nor outside and therefore provides a better space for a meeting between man and nature.
Uncertainty as a premise promotes a sensitivity – a sensitivity for the choices we make and the consequences hereof, for the space we create and the world we live in and live with. If we do something different, things will be different – hence, what we do and how we do it is important.
All construction is temporary; it is only a matter of perspective. The fact that Dome of Visions is ‘more’ temporary than many other buildings provides a stronger invitation to think about the circuits the materials are a part of and to contemplate how the building is constructed in order to be disassembled again as well as the ways in which the constituent-elements can enter the world in new ways. However, the thoughts are equally relevant and required in all other construction.
The meeting with the world is pivotal to a modern culture center such as DOV 3.0. We have chosen to meet the world with a responsibility and desire that this responsibility is embraced and put into dialogue. As a cultural center, DOV3.0 will form a framework where people with ease can meet in an open and safe space where ideas and thoughts can be exchanged and unfolded through trust. We want to make room for events where people can meet to evolve and where conversations can give weight to our understanding of the world.