Peace Pavilion

  • LOCATION

    London, United Kingdom

    Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green, London 

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  • CLIENTS

    ArchTriumph

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  • YEAR

    2012-2013

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  • STATUS

    Completed

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  • PROGRAM

    Temporary Exhibition Pavilion

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  • ARCHITECTS

    AZC

    Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea

    Competition – Amilcar da Rocha Ferreira

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  • CONSULTANTS

    TP ARQUITECTURA I CONSTRUCCIO TEXTIL

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AZC Atelier Zündel Cristea design projet project Peace Pavilion Londres London gonflable inflatable

We propose a Pavilion which is visually and aesthetically engaging. It is capable of providing an ideal contempo-rary space offering a sense of tranquillity, beauty and an exceptional aesthetic value at the very heart of the Museum Gardens in London. Peace is one of the highest human ideals. It is a state of equilibrium; it means NO WAR, but also harmony, si-lence, pureness, kindness, happiness, appeasement, calm, reconciliation, serendipity, tranquillity… To express these ideas, we have created a perfect and symmetrical sculpture, obtained by a precise geometrical manipulation. The beauty of the shape lies in its perfect symmetry and fluidity; the pavilion speaks to everyone. The geometry of the pavilion blurs our notions of inside and outside, the simple act of moving through the exterior and interior spaces bring an understanding to the visitor. Our project is a self-supporting structure with 4m in height and 62m² in area, designed entirely with lightweight materials – 149,1m² of PVC membrane and 47.4m3 of air. To achieve such an APPARENTLY complex shape, we unite advanced tools of parametric design: in the study of tensile membranes and in the geometric conception of double curved surfaces, and digital fabrication: in the accurate manufacturing of the pavilion using CNC cutting machines.