TH Pavilion

TH Pavilion Competition
Client: Carolina, James & Joe Tottenham
Pavilion
Date: 2020
Team: RMA
Role: Project Director

 

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 if 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.