Triumph Pavilon / 2013
Children are able to experience the feeling of floating above the ground when they are dreaming. Very few of us are able to hold on to this precious gift as we leave our childhood behind. However, even if only for a short while, most adults would love to be able to leave all their worries behind and shoot off back into that borderless, limitless wonderland of a free mind… put simply, to revisit their childhood.
As with the child’s dream about flying, the “dream pavilion” cannot be restrictive in any way – it has to be free of all boundaries and preconceived ideas. Surfaces hover above the ground, creating an abstract, unique environment. As one approaches the pavilion they are captivated by its aesthetics, and upon entering they are pleasantly surprised by the usage possibilities which lay before them. The line between architecture and structure, inside and outside, the limited and unrestricted, the established and unfinished; it has all been erased. The park adjacent to the childhood museum is the ideal location.
This additive Pavilion structure is freely composed of five tensigrity modules/cells, but it is not difficult to imagine further expansion. Our competition entry consists of fifteen thirteen-foot- long aluminum rods, along with five membranes and steel ties. The membrane consistency limits the distortion of wind and furthermore dematerializes the pavilion object as it blends into its surrounding environment. The rods are finished with simple bolted heads to which the ties are fixed. The bolts located on the ties are used to create tension within the whole system. The ends, that come into contact with the ground, are finished with pins that are firmly screwed into the soil.