Purple is a pavilion brought to life through robotic printing technology in the heart of Durham. This 3D printed structure utilizes cutting-edge technologies and embraces a dynamic form, crafting a space filled with spatial ambiguity and captivating visual effects. The pavilion’s allure lies in the seamless merging, blending, and overlaying of thousands of individual elements, creating a transformative spectacle that evolves with the changing light from day to night. Purple is more than an art installation – it’s a place where visitors can immerse themselves in stories, foster connections, and ignite meaningful conversations. Witness the magic of Purple as it unfolds a unique sense of place, inviting you to explore and engage in the vibrant spirit of Durham, NC.

Design: VA | DESIGN
Project Team: Volkan Alkanoglu
Structural Engineering: YetiWeurks
Landscape and Light: Carolina Outdoor Lighting Professionals, Inc.
Fabrication and Installation: Branch Technology
Photography: Ryan Tyler Martinez
Client: Durham County Government
Location: Durham County Main Library, Durham NC
Date: 2020
Status: Completed