Inauguration of the Martell Pavillon by SelgasCano

The first project in France by the duo of José Selgas and Lucìa Cano, this exterior pavilion is comprised of modules constructed from hi-tech materials, which will house specific activities prefiguring the Foundation’s future schedule of events.

 

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 ©  selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

SelgasCano, Pavillon Martell, Fondation d’entreprise Martell, Cognac, 2017 © selgascano + fondation d’entreprise martell

 

True to their aesthetic of transparency and openness to the outside world, SelgasCano constructed the pavilion from a metal framework covered by a translucent material developed by French brand Onduline. Strong and watertight, the material is permeated by a soft, changing light which creates intriguing iridescent effects. In 2018, the pavilion will be dismantled and rebuilt elsewhere in order to give it a second life.  (more…)

Organic Growth. Izaskun Chinchilla to build the ‘City of Dreams’ Pavilion

Izaskun Chinchilla’s winning design takes inspiration from nature to create an innovative and flexible solution that directly engages with local communities and familiar materials. The proposed design employs old umbrellas, stools and bicycle wheels, giving them a new life after they have become unfit for their original purpose.

 

Organic Growth © Izaskun Chinchilla

Organic Growth © Izaskun Chinchilla

 

Since 2010, FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) have hosted a competition to design and build an architectural pavilion on Governors Island, NY. This year, along with American office BanG Studio, Spanish architect Izaskun Chinchilla has won the ‘City of Dreams’ Pavilion competition. The Pavilion is intended to be a sheltered gathering place for 50 or more people to meet, learn about the arts programs on the island, engage in a performance or lecture, and the historic context of Governors Island. The theme of ‘the City of Dreams’ looks to the future – of cities, people and crucially, to our relationship with materials and the sustainability of our environment. The competition asks entrants to consider how architecture and design can address these concerns through the materials, practices and relationships they embed within their design.

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