Wasteland Pavilion / Alsar Atelier + SCA
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Manufacturers: photoshop, Primadera
Text description provided by the architects. Ephemeral architecture has endless possibilities for creating conscious interventions that have a positive impact on society and the environment. Unfortunately, in contemporary society, ephemeral architecture is mainly used for trade fairs, leaving this architectural typology as a negative symptom of global consumerism.
The Wasteland Pavillion, installed at Interzzum 2020, was born from the following question: How can architects design sustainable ephemeral architecture for short-lived events and fairs?
The design proposes to answer this question by analyzing the wood sector as a starting point. Although it is an economic sector that has adapted well to new trends in sustainability, the mass production of wood is one of the industries that generate large amounts of waste every year.
The Wasteland Pavillion is an experimental architectural exercise that recycles materials generally considered waste. The design manages to demonstrate that, through careful design, the ordinary connotation of residual materials can be transformed into enduring examples of ephemeral architecture.
Through the use of CDM RH panels, bark, sawdust and plastic waste, an innovative design that invites the user to interact with residual materials is rendered.
The exercise aims to inspire other designers to be more conscious in choosing compositional materials while designing temporary interventions to prevent ephemeral architecture from further contaminating our planet.