Paper Pavilion from Pan-Projects

Photo David Hugo Cabo

Paper Pavilion is designed with up-cycled waste paper to develop a new sustainable design method. The pavilion was originally created for Copenhagen Art Fair (CHART) and it was redesigned and relocated permanently to Kunsthal Charlottenborg Museum located in the heart of Copenhagen.

The fifth edition of CHART sought pavilion designs in line with the notion of sustainable construction and fabrication method; urbanization and up-cycled material design.

Photo David Hugo Cabo

PAN-PROJECTS proposed an “appropriate durability” as a new sustainable design method: not to set up excessive architectural strength to a pavilion but rather construct with appropriate materials that only last for the duration of an event.

From this perspective, Paper Pavilion is designed by considering paper as an architectural material in order to create the pavilion for a 3 day art fair.

Photo David Hugo Cabo

In this condition, paper is considered the most suitable material, not only because it is a recyclable but also because of it’s strength. Paper is the material that is only usable for such a short term event, and who’s feature provides a certain uniqueness to the pavilion that indicates the potential of this new sustainable design method.

The paper facade creates unique interactions between visitors and the architecture, where playfulness is also a core design concept. Moreover, the paper used for the pavilion can be recycled with an existing recycling system after the event.

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The structure of the pavilion is designed movable. This feature enables the Paper Pavilion to move to other cities and rebirth itself by showcasing the colours of the new places that are reflected on the paper.

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