MONSTRO - THE BELLY OF THE WHALE
MONSTRO - PINOCCHIO CHILDREN LIBRARY
Mehmet Altunbay, Marco Hadjiyski
“He is a whale of a whale” Carlo Collodi, Pinocchio
The belly of the whale has always been the scary place where our beloved character Pinocchio gets trapped and can not go out. However, the story of this project is about the good “Monstro”. By looking beyond the scary size, the big bone structure and the power it has, the project itself tries to be more romantic or even naive, in order to see him from a different perspective.
The whale ‘itself’s not just a monster where you get trapped, but maybe a good-natured giant, that protects you from external environmental changes. Enclosed within his body you feel safe and cozy, sheltered in a place of mystery and magic. How can you transform the idea and perception of such a space into a factory for child dreams and imagination?
Starting with the bone structure of this mythical giant, the project has the purpose to mimic the belly of the beast and the motion of it floating through the oceans of unexplored lands. By creating this tall open space, this element belonging to the library immediately becomes the of all the events.