Temporary temple - also known as "Never underestimate a flag pole" (2016)

15 meter high temporary structure in Amsterdam business center


A pentagon or pentagram is an ancient religious symbol from the days of the great religions, used all over the world. The idea is to use this form as a grid for a pyramid shape, also an iconic religious form. The structure will be the symbol for –yet can also be used as- a temporary temple at the business center in Amsterdam.

The construction will bear all the characteristics of temporality. The ground is rough, the center is a steel pole of 10-15 meters high with steel wires stretched to all corners of the pentagon. Between the wires red and white ribbon (the barrier tape construction sites use) is woven to give the feeling of a temporary shelter.