Client: Carolina, James & Joe Tottenham Pavilion
Services Provided: Design Ideas
IL TENDONE, or “The Big Tent”, is our
proposal for the Tottenham Pavilion.
The key design elements of our proposal are:
- Easy to build by volunteers. The structure is formed of wooden beams and columns of
standard size sections with addition of steel
rods where required. Each portion of the
pavilion can be build flat on the floor and
then lifted and easily assembled.
- Cheap and reusable. For the majority of the
elements we use standard wood sections
and lengths that don’t need to be
cut so that they can be reused once the
pavilion has been dismantled.
“The Tent” skin is made out of polycarbonate sheets, as this is a light and cheap material, easy to manage during installation.
For security and light control we have added
internal screens made of structural bricks
stacked on top of each other with-
out mortar (so they will be easy to dismount
and reuse). The bricks are mechanically fixed with metal bars, recycled pipes,
or anything else that can be found on a skip-
Yard that will fit the purpose.
The floor is made of painted concrete pavers
laid without mortar on a wood panel base
that spans between the bottom beams.
Water and electricity services can run in the
void below the floor.
“The Big Tent” is composed of three parts
that can be build at different times if budget
requires it with minor modifications.