skylab architecture: 'camp victory' for NIKE's olympic trials pavilion
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aug 10, 2012
skylab architecture: 'camp victory' for NIKE's olympic trials pavilion

‘NIKE olympic trial pavilion’ by skylab architecture, oregon, usa
all images courtesy of skylab architecture

portland-based skylab architecture has designed ‘camp victory’, NIKE’S olympic trial pavilion, as a temporary exhibition at the university
of oregon’s hayward field. erected over a 17-day period, the three polygonal steel tube frames springing out in different directions are wrapped
in translucent white canvas, acting as canopies for diversely themed black display rooms. the structures represents the lightweight
construction of their products within a form derived from the kinetic energy of the athletes, reflected throughout every detail of the project.
the a modified three-lane running track directs pedestrian circulation through the volumes that inform and present the new products in a
technological atmosphere of glossy surfaces, LED lights, neon colors, and dynamic spaces that suggest swift fluid movement.  

bird’s eye view

tapering translucent structures house the separate display rooms

modified running track

entrance to pavilions

sharp structures represent the kinetic energy of a runner at the start of a race

entrance to a display room

thundreds of spindles define an interior partition

displaying the ‘flyknit’ series

white and blue interior contrasts with neon green shoes

reflective interior surfaces

display area and seat

entrance to second structure

the speed tunnel’s LED wall display shows the exact speed athletes can reach during a race in real time, allowing visitors to
experience first-hand and in close proximity the velocity of an olympic runner in a free-flowing environment.

LED wall animates the idea of speed and movement

neon shoes hang opposite the mannequins

tapering translucent structures house the separate display rooms

entrance to third structure

curving commercial space displaying products

illuminated canvas structure

construction timelapse video

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