Strand Pavilion, 3 Cities
Milan , Italy
Guangzhou , China
Shanghai , China
Strand Pavilion is a temporary building for travelling exhibitions and continues an investigation into rapid volumetric erection, low-budget material and installation costs.
The design works with tensile glass-fibre strands to form a variety of volumes, spaces and enclosures across 3 Pavilions in 3 cities.
Fibre strands are arranged in 2 bundle types – i) catenary rib structures, flexed into billowy umbrella forms; ii) paper fan-like forms, pulsating with self weight and air movement.
Strand Pavilion was the feature Pavilion at the entrance to Guangzhou Furniture Fair.
‘A single strand breaks easily, but the bundle of strands is strong’ ; The single fibre strand is incapable of standing alone, however it attains dynamic equilibrium as a bundle, pulsating with kinetic energy
Undercurrent Architects : Didier Ryan, Tao Gatto, Yoko Chang