As part of ArchTriumphAZC (Atelier Zündel Cristea) have designed the Peace Pavilion in London, in the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA. The Pavilion highlights the importance of Peace and Co-existence and also shades a positive light on the vibrant communities around this creative hub. The design of the pavilion was chosen from hundreds of ideas submitted from all over the world to an annual international competition with a brief to design a structure for this year’s Triumph Pavilion with the theme of “Peace” to provide an inspirational and interactive space where visiting architects, designers, families and the general public can stand, walk-through or seat around. The Pavilion structure measures approximately 4m in height and 62 m² in area, designed entirely with durable lightweight materials and inflated with approximately 47m3 of air is made of Clear 500my HvHt PVC, Precontraint 902S marin fabric, polished Aluminium and wood. More details come from the architect after the jump.

Arch2O Peace Pavilion AZC-8

Courtesy of AZC – photos: Sergio Grazia

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.

Courtesy of AZC – photos: Sergio Grazia

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