This pavilion is a temporary, experimental object. A pallet-construction as an identical flexible and movable element. We gave ourselves the assignment to make an object that is temporary and sustainable. Which means: environment friendly and absolutely no waste; not in the origin of the process (gaining raw material) or at the end (demolition). The cycle must be closed. This attitude is important towards the future generations: The earth’s sources come to an end.
The pavilion is completely constructed out of the same components. These are made out of FSC-certified wood. Wood is a renewable material. Easy to recycle and almost CO-2 emission-free. Under influence of sunlight the trees absorb CO-2 and produces oxygen. Using wood as construction material with wood from sustainable forests stimulates CO-2 absorption. Only transportation and fabrication produces emission.
These pallets can be used for many years. Parts can be reused for new products. The pavilion is constructed without other elements. Transportation was minimal, no loss of wood because of sawing, the palates were pilled up without glue or nails. The pallets were placed in such way that it created his own stability. Students of NHL build the pavilion. Ingredients to build this pavilion are only nature, sun and time.
The design symbolizes the closed cycle. The shape of the never-ending circle, a cyclic with diverse stadiums and in the end the starting point is reached again, a wink to the sustainable chain. The shape creates two volumes in one motion. Between these volumes inside the möbius-circle, a subtle differentiation is made. One room is closed, oriented inward. In this cupola we exposed all the finished projects of AZA. The other space is open and gives the viewer a closer look into the green future of the office. The pavilion tells about time, energy, movement, growth and balance.
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