Between May and June 2013 make sure you visit “Peace Pavilion” exhibited in the unique settings of the Museum Gardens in Bethnal Green, London, a project which is part of the Archtriumph’s Annual Showcase “Triumph” Pavillion. This year, the pavilion’s theme was “Peace” – one of the highest human ideals, and the winning idea, chosed from hundreds of applications submitted from all over the world, has the signature of those from AZC (Atelier Zündel Cristea), architects Irina Cristea and Grégoire Zündel.
To provide an inspirational and interactive place that speaks about the importance and benefits of peaceful co-existence around the world, where people visiting can stand, walk-through, seat around, admire and share points of view about diversity, Paris-based innovative and creative practice AZC proposed a visually and aesthetically engaging sculpture that speaks to everyone through its creative geometry.
White and enormous, the sculpture draw attention by its unusual, yet beautiful shape of an exceptional aesthetic value. Perfect symmetry and fluidity, achieved through an accurate geometrical manipulation, suggests an ideal contemporary space offering a state of equilibrium -harmony, silence, pureness, kindness, happiness, appeasement, calm, reconciliation, serendipity, tranquillity, in a word, “peace”. The notions of inside and outside are vanished, so the interior space is connected with the exterior one allowing people to walk around and understand the significance of it.
Made entirely with durable lightweight materials ( Clear 500my HvHt PVC, Precontraint 902S marin fabric, polished Aluminium and wood) and inflated with approximately 47m3 of air, the structure with an apparently complex shape is self-supporting and measures 4m in height and 20m² in area. The “Peace Pavilion” encourage a peaceful future and is also dedicated to the contribution made by Sudans’ ancient pyramids to architecture. A collector or a museum buy the Pavilion when the exhibition is finished, with the hope that the owner will exhibited it around the world in Europe, America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Photos © Giacomo Cannata; © Sergio Grazia
Program:“Triumph Pavilion – Summer 2013”
Name: Peace Pavilion
Team: AZC (Atelier Zündel Cristea)
Location: London -Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green
Status: Competition 2013