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ATELIER ZÜNDEL CRISTEA

ATELIER ZÜNDEL CRISTEA

Paris, FR

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Peace Pavilion

We propose a Pavilion which is visually and aesthetically engaging. It is capable of providing an ideal contemporary 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, silence, 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 20m² in area, designed entirely with lightweight materials – 77.96m² of PVC membrane and 20m3 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.

 
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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Photos by Sergio Grazia

 

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