Daylight gives us an understanding of where we are in the world and of the spaces, we find ourselves in every day. The ‘Poetic Daylight’ pavilion, unfolds the spatial qualities of daylight, where the perceptual, aesthetic and poetic potential of daylight can be experienced in a series of spaces.
The Raft is presented as a sensory structure landing on one of Copenhagen canal’s floating platforms, aiming at offering visitors a direct and playful sensorial experience with the water. Inspired by underwater sea animals and working with geometries and technics of sailings boats, the structure is designed to capture the movements of the water into the colorful roof and create a living animal.
In a city that shaped its identity and traditions around it’s harbor life, the visitors are slowly invited to observe and feel the present environment but also to read about the challenges that rising sea levels bring to coastal cities and populations, and about the loss of underwater biodiversity, due to global warming.
The interactive and bright red roof is a call to the pressing and unprecedent needs to adapt and change, a reality that is shared all around the globe but with deep inequalities in how to face them.
Special care in the design is to guarantee easy access to the platform to people with reduced mobilities and to create a space where everyone feels welcome. We believe that finding solutions to our major challenges can only be achieved in a collective and inclusive way. The space aims to become a welcoming environment for talks and events that can create awareness, discussions and reflect upon the topic of inclusivity in general.
The partnership consist of different partners from different fields. In addition to the two architect studios, partners bring different expertise:
The textile company Kvadrat provides the highly durable fabric which makes the roof, with resistant properties, which allows for the material to be reused in furniture design in the pavilion’s afterlife.
The production company CLT Danmark (CLT stands for Cross Laminated Timber), brings an alternative to conventional materials like concrete, masonry or steel, with a material that has a low environmental impact and generates almost no waste onsite.
BEVICA Foundation works to make a difference for people with mobility disabilities and believes in creating a unified society that is designed for everyone – regardless of functional abilities and has advised project leaders on the Raft.
“The relation to the water is used as a central thread to build a continuous narration and bring the visitor’s attention to different topics and findings. The collaborations with the sponsors together with the chosen materials and the detailing of the structure helps greatly to refine and requestion the initial topic, make it more precise and straight forward!”
Marion de Saint Blanquat, Frederik Mads Svendsen, Anna Katrine Tan
The pavilion is built to be disassembled in high quality materials. Floaters and wooden platform will be returned to the manufacturers and reused. The fabric will be used by architecture students to create new public installations.
Architecture is only given meaning once we interact with it. The concept of the Pavilion ‘Reflections in Common’ is materialised in the design, which allows people to look at themselves against the backdrop of the city.
A space inviting entrepreneurs, visitors and the local community to reconnect with nature and learn the importance of nurturing ecosystems for current and future generations.
The unPAVILION is a statement piece – that prompts curiosity, debate, and reflection on our contemporary and future uses of resources. It also points to the counterproductive nature of greenwashing.
A monument celebrating sustainable architecture, in which the public can experience a journey through the history of meteorology.
Investigating the role of precast concrete in sustainable equitable urban development. Is it possible to reuse the building components of these buildings in new construction, minimizing resource consumption?
How do we reduce climate impact from residential buildings to a fourth of the current level without compromising on attractivity and liveability?
Find three different answers to this question in our three pavilions, developed by next generations architects.
The brick pavilion ‘Bricks in Common’ brings our attention to this double bind: brick has a potentially long lifespan – it is, however, also a very energy-consuming material to produce. If we want brick to play a larger part of the sustainable development, we need further innovation, development, and more design for disassembly.
Future building materials need to be sustainable, meaning that they are reusable or recyclable, and preferably made from recycled content. Many of the synthetic materials, plastic, and other polymers have these properties while at the same time being durable, lightweight, cheap, and easy to shape.
Living Places Copenhagen – the first seven prototypes of the concept, show how we can develop sustainable buildings with a three times lower CO2 footprint and a first-class indoor climate. The concept holds the lowest CO2 emissions in Denmark, demonstrating that we do not have to wait for future technology to build more sustainably
Different lenses on food systems. The pavilion uses virtual spatial design to guide the audience through an exhibition that explores the content of the publication in a gallery-like experience. Users take part of the exhibit space by using their own mobile devices through virtual reality features.
Architects Without Border’s pavilion is an interpretation of one of their actual development projects, the “Bio-Centre”. Through basic sanitary functions, a bio-center provides crucial services in a densely packed slum – while creating a social focal point.