Rotating beach pavillion

A great example of Van Tijen's free thinking creativity: an ingenious building, designed to be rotated. Depending on wind, sun and desired view, the ideal position can be chosen at any time of day. Buckminster Fuller experimented with this type of building in the twenties of last century (Dymaxion-house) and Van Tijen's design complements this in a typical Dutch and manifest way.

Kokon has reconstructed the model, based on the only photo known in existence. The lateral side of the design is still being studied, because the vague lines visible in the photo require further interpretation. Hopefully we will stumble across the original drawings in an archive. Van Tijen loved the dune coast, and moved to the coastal village of Zandvoort, later in his life.

Location Dune coast
Willem van Tijen architect founder