The IGA Berlin 2017 exhibition will celebrate the Garden and explore its various forms in the art of living with Nature. The aim of our project is to illustrate the theme of the Garden by addressing public interest in terms of image and communication. The original idea is to give the pavilion a clear shape that would be simple and universal. We chose a flower because its shape is easily recognizable. The form of the pavilion is designed to meet the characteristics of flexibility and combination, as required by the program. The device is inspired by the composition of a flower. Thus the basic module is a petal which can be combined to other petals and form a whole Flower Pavilion.
To allow a proliferating system, the assembling device of the pavilion is modular. A single module is essentially made of an inflatable roof, filled with air, the cheapest and most renewable element you can find on earth. The inflatable is precisely adapted to the needs of a temporary exhibition. It is easily transportable, fast to assemble and sustainable in time.
Full of transparency and reflection, the Pavilions are penetrated by the environment and sheltered by the floral lightness of the inflatable. Since the programs can operate independently or combined, the Pavilions can be placed in all the park where is taking place the IGA exhibition. They allow to showcase the surrounding Nature and appear as architectural punctuations along the visitors’ path.
The pavilions, assembled around a simple structure of metal posts and an inflatable PVC roof, are designed to be stored and reused easily.
Photo © Sergio Grazia.