Triumph Pavilion 2016, Bethnal Green Design Competition, London E2 Architecture, Architect
Triumph Pavilion 2016 London
Summer Showcase at Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, England – design by Five Line Projects
18 Jun 2016
Triumph Pavilion 2016
Triumph Pavilion 2016 : Summer Showcase Build Project
“Energy Pavilion – Pinwheel”
Photos: Sergio Grazia and Luc Boegly
The eagerly anticipated 2016 Triumph Pavilion at the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London E2 9PA, next to the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum of Childhood is now open to the public.
The Triumph Pavilion project is an annual showcase and on the whole a unique and exciting celebration of architecture and design. It encourages architectural experimentation and exploration including form, function and material. The Pavilion is also part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture.
Designed by Five Line Projects a talented, dynamic young practice based in London who happens to be the youngest practice to win and be selected to design the Triumph Pavilion.
The theme for this year’s Triumph Pavilion was energy, hence the title “Energy Pavilion” with community being the focus of the winning concept.
The brief called for the provision of an inspirational and engaging structure or space based on the theme of “energy” where visiting architects, designers, families and the general public can stand, walk-through or seat around to admire and engage with each other to enjoy and share discussions about design or simply relax within the unique setting and space created by the Pavilion.
Five Line Projects clever and enchanting architectural design addresses the difficulty of a comprehensive definition of energy because of its many forms with an interpretation that very much takes the site into context, is inclusive, interactive and accessible.
The Pavilion as a self-supporting structure measures approximately 2.75m in height and 64m² in area, constructed out of bamboo, stainless steel rods, timber and polished aluminium. Supported by solid steel brackets, structured steel ground anchors with carbon steel heads, the entire structure weighs approximately 9,000 kg (9 tonnes).
The Pavilion is to be enjoyed by both visitors to the Museum Gardens as well as those to the V&A Museum of Childhood with views afforded by the great south windows.
Architect’s Vision and Theme Interpretation:
Inspired by the classic children’s toy, the pinwheel, the Pavilion is a catalogue of mills upheld by a forest of pillars. Each wheel is systematically aligned to the others on the rod pillar, so a spin of a single wheel triggers movement of the adjacent wheel signifying the idea that the action of a single individual triggers a chain reaction by a greater number, positively influencing the wider community.
Triumph Pavilion 2016 London – Background Information
Five Line Projects
Five Line Projects is a Design and Research Office based in London’s east end. Founded and backed by a group of constantly curious and creative driven young architects and designers, the multi-disciplinary practice has tackled projects in diverse areas and scale. Their enthusiasm and approach is reflected through the unorthodox office culture and quest for authentic projects in different parts of the world has proved a winning formula in creating good and accessible design.
The inquisitive attitude and search for refreshing ideas has lead Five Line Projects to become the youngest practice to win the unique Triumph Pavilion Architecture and Design Award.
The Triumph Pavilion installation is an annual showcase organised by ArchTriumph to spotlight the work of an architect or design team. The team to design the year’s Triumph Pavilion is selected from an international open call to architects and designers to submit proposals based on a predefined theme.
ArchTriumph recognises that design competitions are a core process of the architecture practice in the real world and offer architects the unique and vital platform to pitch for work, present ideas, compete with other architects or just to express a certain creative flare that is sometimes suppress in their normal practice, all adding to their portfolio.
It believes that architecture has the power and capacity to influence the way a society views itself and functions. ArchTriumph hopes that a number of innovative architects will be discovered through its competitions, awards and showcases.
Its competitions are open to individual or team of architects, graduate architects, students or teams of graduate architects, architects, designers, urban planners, landscape designers, engineers all of which have to collaborate with an architect for project realisation. Please see www.archtriumph.com for further information and details.
Triumph Pavilion 2016 Project Details
Triumph Pavilion 2016 Project Details
Project: Triumph Pavilion 2016
Project Theme: Energy
Title: Energy Pavilion (Pinwheel)
Materials: Bamboo, Steel, Aluminium and Timber
Structural Engineering: ARUP, London, UK
Project Coordination & Management: ArchTriumph, London, UK
Five Line Projects, London, UK
Lead: Zhiyun He
Principle: Laura Virto
Anchoring: SpiraFix, Newport, UK
Cutting | Fabrication | Assembly | Installation
Roof: INCACI, S.L., SPAIN
Platform: Timber Concept GmbH, GERMANY
Pinwheel Mills: Zhejiang Weilaoda, CHINA
Rods: OT-Wuxi Zhonghegang Metal, HONG KONG
Assembly: The Concept Space, UK
Installation Contractors: MDM Props, UK
Triumph Architectural Competitions
Triumph Pavilion 2014: “Dream Pavilion” – LONDON (Summer Showcase Build Project)
Location: Museum Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA, England, UK
London Architecture Links – chronological list
Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green
Museum of Childhood Refurbishment – V&A, Cambridge Heath Road
Design: Caruso St John Architects
Museum of Childhood
Buildings close by to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green include:
Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road, Shoreditch
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, Tower Hamlets
Keeling House, Bethnal Green
The Blue house, Garner Street, off Hackney Road
London Building Project by Caruso St John
Tate Britain Redevelopment
Tate Britain Renewal
Comments / photos for the Triumph Pavilion 2016 London – London Architecture Contest page welcome