Purple S.T.E.A.M.

VOLUME: 1600cu.ft.
DESIGNER: Volkan Alkanoglu
FABRICATOR: Branch Technology


Branch Technology worked with renowned designer Volkan Alkanoglu to create his sculpture for the newly built Durham County Main Library.

As detailed in a project description, the robotically printed structure, which stands 27-feet-long, 14-feet-wide, and 17-feet-tall, “creates a spatial ambiguity and visual effects, which are created by the merging, blending, and overlaying of its thousands of individual elements. The pavilion appears to transform throughout the day as the light changes from day and night. This environment offers a sense of place where visitors can read stories, connect, or start a conversation.”