World Cities Expo Edinburgh Pavilion - Festival of Architecture 2016

Konishi Gaffney Architects, Edinburgh, 2016

 

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A temporary exhibition space

Konishi Gaffney won the competition to design and fabricate a pavilion for the Expo Pop-Up Cities: Edinburgh
The design is based on a folded origami form developed from thinking about the idea of a pop-up pavilion. The form is made from two pyramids placed back-to-back with three openings pulled out. The form is materially and structurally efficient to build.

The simple volume is built using truss-like triangular frames fabricated from locally sourced Scottish larch.

Timber is an excellent material for this project. Locally sourced it allows very low transport mileage to site; it is breathable, affordable, and it’s simple jointing requires non-specialist skills meaning a wide variety of local people can engage with the construction. The internal finish was a lime-based whitewash – a natural, organic and low VOC paint that breathes and is repairable.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2016
  • Completed: Jun 2016
  • Floor area: 16m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £30,000
  • Tender date: May 2016
  • Procurement: NA
  • Address: The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2, United Kingdom

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