TH Pavilion Competition

Client: Carolina, James & Joe Tottenham Pavilion

Date: 202o

Location: London

Status: Competition

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.