Echo consists of 4 rings that can move each in 360 degrees of freedom. While one ring is motorized the others react to the slightest disbalance to create a complex set of movements.
ECHO is made for the new building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BZ), the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) designed by OMA Architects.
Echo is 24h a day visible from the Turfmarkt, right next to Central Station, in The Hague and looks especially good in the afternoon sun.
Constructional design by CEEMO engineering & MGTS based on an initial design by Movares.
Echo likes to thank het Rijksvastgoedbedrijf, Movares, CEEMO engineering, MGTS, Van Bodegraven Elektromotoren, Naaijkens ID, Levtec, DGMR, Height Specialists, BAM and Oscar Peters as many others for their endless effort.
His Majesty the King opens the building by turning Echo ‘on’ Foto: Kick Smeets / Rijksoverheid 2017