KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li
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oct 02, 2012
KREOD pavilion at greenwich peninsula in london by chun qing li


‘KREOD pavilion’ by chun qing li, london, UK
image © ed kingsford
all images courtesy chun qing li

between the emirates airline and O2 arena, the ‘KREOD pavilion‘ designed by chun qing li just opened on the greenwich peninsula
in london. easily rearranged, three pod-like pavilions are formed with a wooden structural framework comprised of an open
hexagonal composition. standing three meters tall, each double-curved wooden shell encloses a footprint of 20 square meters,
totaling 60 square meters. a waterproof tentsile membrane seals the interior from the elements. fully portable with demountable joints,
the individual components may be stacked for efficient transportation.

the material, kebony timber, is a durable, resistant and eco-friendly choice ideal for both interior and exterior environments.
currently serving as exhibition spaces, the small buildings may eventually be used or manufactured on a larger scale as office
meeting spaces, garden or bicycle sheds.


aerial view
image © ed kingsford


(left) detail of shell
(right) edge detail
images © ed kingsford


image © ed kingsford


image © jaap oepkes


image © ed kingsford


image © ed kingsford


image © jaap oepkes


image © jaap oepkes


image © ed kingsford


image © ed kingsford


at night
image © jaap oepkes


axon


parametric modeling led to a process of digital fabrication, in this case 3D printing


3D printed prototype arrangements


formation  testing of joint


joint detail


context plan

project info:

project name: kreod
designer: chun qing li at pavilion architecture
client: li investments
ecotimber: kebony
project manager: li investments
main contractor: li investments
engineer: ramboll
geometry consultant: evolute
tensile material: serge ferrari
tensile manufacturer: tensilefabric
location: greenwich peninsula, london, UK

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