Plaza Latina

Studio Gil, London, 2015

 

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A series of performance spaces and pavilions for the Plaza Latina festival in Nursery Row Park, South East London

‘Plaza Latina’ is the sister festival to ‘Carnaval del Pueblo’ (The People’s Carnival), the largest Latin American carnival in Europe.

The festival’s attractive temporary pavilions were designed to allow for a number of festival uses and to be easily erected and dismantled by using an economical construction module. The pavilions were designed to be playful, fit for purpose and actively promote Latin American diverse culture of food, arts, crafts and music.

Studio Gil project managed the construction and delivery of the infrastructure and pavilions creating jobs from within the local Latin American community.

The pavilions will be up-cycled and re-used in the new ‘Carnaval del Pueblo’ headquarters sited on East Street in three Peabody owned shops, to be started on site early 2016 – here they will provide retail spaces and environments for small and start-up businesses that would not necessarily have access to high street retail opportunities.

‘Plaza Latina’ took place over three weekends on the 1st, 8th and 15th of August 2015.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2015
  • Completed: Jul 2015
  • Floor area: 70m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £8,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2015
  • Procurement: bespoke
  • Address: Nursery Row Park, London, SE17, United Kingdom

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