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THAMES PAVILION

PAVILION HOUSING AN EXHIBITION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE RIVER THAMES


Location: Tower Hill Terrace, London, UK
Project Duration: January - June 2008
Status: Thesis
Author: Stefan Svedberg
Supervisors: Cyril Shing, Yiching Liu, Arturo Revilla
Studio: Platform 2 - River City
Institution: Chelsea College of Art and Design


Project brief:
To design a pavilion housing an exhibition about the history of the River Thames. Each student was given a geometric component as a means of testing physical geometries that were not only structurally self supporting but also capable of flexing under pressure.

Proposal:
One to one tests were carried out in order to inform the next stage of the process: Implementing a design system that encompasses these geometric parameters with contextual research and site conditions. The outcome was a building exoskeleton that was composed of three cone-shaped components mapped onto a proposed surface that housed the interior program. The program itself was spatially rationalised into a sequence of spaces that are dependent on factors such as programmatic requirements and the translational movement of visitors through the pavilion.