Created by Reitveld Landscape and Studio Frank Havermans for The Peace of Utrecht festival, ‘Secret Operation 610′ is an artwork that also serves as a workspace for researchers. The lab’s spider-like shape and gray exterior evoke imagery of the Cold War and military weaponry, perhaps inspired by its location at a former NATO base.
It moves slowly using its caterpillar tracks, allowing visitors to experience the area and the history of the military airbase in new ways. It functions as a working environment, creating opportunities for innovative research programs.
Students of the Technical University Delft will develop a program inside the mobile sculpture for the innovative flying of the 21st century: “no noise, no carbon, just fly”. Click through to see pictures of Secret Operation 610:
Photos via DesignBoom.