The image above shows KSR Architects‘ Camden Town Pavilion at the iconic Britannia junction outside Camden Town Underground Station in Camden, London. The local design practice recently won the competition to design the temporary pavilion for the town’s first annual Camden Create Festival happening May 13-15.
“Based in Camden, the practice is delighted to be participating in the festival, which aims to celebrate the existing community of creative enterprises in the area, and attract new businesses.vBrittania junction is a significant and key confluence of views and thoroughfares and the perfect location for an artwork that represents this hidden community. Continue reading KSR Architects to Design Pavilion for Camden Create Festival 2014
3Gatti Architecture Studio will add a facade of opening and closing steel umbrellas to Foreign Office Architects’ Madrid Pavilion from the 2010 Shanghai Expo.
The new cladding will replace bamboo louvres that currently surround the glazed walls of the building, which was originally designed by the former London studio to accommodate an exhibition about low-cost housing for the six-month-long world fair.
The pavilion was converted into a retail and office complex once the Expo was over, but two years on the bamboo had started to rot and the steel frames were showing signs of rust, so the owners asked 3Gatti Architecture Studio of Rome and Shanghai to come up with a new design. Continue reading ‘Umbrella Facade’ for the Madrid Pavilion by 3Gatti
The UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO expresses British creativity and environmental engagement at the biggest event of its kind since the EXPO phenomenon began in 1851 with the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace. Since then, there have been more than 50 EXPOs – which have also been known as World’s Fairs or World Expositions – and the most spectacular have included those at Chicago in 1893 and Paris in 1900. The latter attracted 50m visitors, a record at the time, setting an early benchmark for a country’s portrayal of innovation and progress. Continue reading UK Pavilion at Shanghai EXPO 2010 by Thomas Heatherwick
The Finnish pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010 is called ‘Kirnu‘ (‘Giant’s Kettle’). Designed by a team from Helsinki-based architect’s office JKMM, Kirnu won first prize among 104 entries in the design competition, which was announced in May 2008The results were made public in October 2008 in Helsinki. The planning started immediately, and construction began in April 2009, with the pavilion due to be completed in December 2009. The head designer of the pavilion is architect Teemu Kurkela. Continue reading Finnish Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010